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High-Speed Diagnostic Measurements of Inlet and Exhaust Flows

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
124363
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
H2.03
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Southwest Sciences, Inc.
1570 Pacheco Street Suite E-11 Santa Fe, NM 87505-3993
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: High-Speed Diagnostic Measurements of Inlet and Exhaust Flows
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX13CS03P
Award Amount: $125,000.00
 

Abstract:

The development of rocket-based and turbine-based combined cycle engines are a high priority for transportation into space. In order to test components and systems, and certify life cycles for these engines, non-intrusive flow diagnostics are required. In particular, high-speed measurements of pressure, velocity, and temperature profiles across both inlet and outlet ducts of these engines would provide a better understanding of engine performance.Southwest Sciences, Inc. proposes to develop a high-speed, non-intrusive monitor to measure such flows. This fiber optic sensor is based on a novel approach derived from wavelength modulation spectroscopy, in which high bandwidth measurements can be acquired and processed with simple electronics. Phase I will focus on validating the proposed technique and in Phase II, a fully operational prototype will be constructed, tested and delivered to NASA.

Principal Investigator:

Joel Silver
Principal Investigator
5059841322
jsilver@swsciences.com

Business Contact:

Alan Stanton
President
5059841322
astanton@swsciences.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Southwest Sciences, Inc.
1570 Pacheco Street, Suite E-11 Santa Fe, NM 87505-3993

EIN/Tax ID: 850340320
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No