NASA SBIR 2011 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 11-1 A4.01-8847
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Ground Test Techniques and Measurement Technology
PROPOSAL TITLE: Optical Mach Probe

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Michigan Aerospace Corporation
1777 Highland Drive, Suite B
Ann Arbor, MI 48108 - 2285
(734) 975-8777

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Daniel Bivolaru
dbivolaru@michiganaerospace.com
1777 Highland Drive, Suite B
Ann Arbor, MI 48108 - 2285
(734) 975-8777 Extension :121

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 2
End: 3

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
Michigan Aerospace Corporation (MAC) proposes to advance NASA's nonintrusive spatially- and temporally-resolved Interferometric Rayleigh Scattering (IRS) technology to perform additional multiple properties measurements in high-speed flows. In particular, an instantaneous nonintrusive Optical Mach Probe (OMP) to obtain the Mach number and the flow angularity among the flow density, translational temperature, and the bulk velocity is proposed. Other turbulence-specific parameters, such as components of the stress and heat flux tensors, the mean and fluctuations of properties are obtained from these measurements.

During Phase I of this effort, the optical, mechanical, electrical, and software engineering models of the instrument will be developed for the specific application. The prototype development and preliminary tests to demonstrate the technique could be performed in Phase II at NASA through the adaptation of NASA's existing technologies.

This proposal is in response to the NASA SBIR Phase I, Topic: A4 Aeronautics Test Technologies, Subtopic: A4.01 Ground Test Techniques and Measurement Technology. The objective is to develop and demonstrate nonintrusive measurement technologies to increase techniques' capabilities and characterize ground test facility flow performance in terms of flow quality, turbulence intensity, and Mach number measured up to and including hypersonic speed regimes.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The proposed non-intrusive Optical Mach Probe is essential across multiple aerospace ground and flight research support facilities in characterizing and understanding of the complex flow behavior in terms of flow quality, turbulence intensity, and Mach number measured up to and including hypersonic speed regimes. The probe also could be used for on-board monitoring of vehicle dynamics and propulsion processes as well as in aiding the development of new computational models.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Other organizations (US Air Force, US Navy, etc.) and prime contractors will have similar uses for this technology. Also, the academic and scientific community will have use for the instrument for high speed flow studies and CFD modeling.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.)
Analytical Instruments (Solid, Liquid, Gas, Plasma, Energy; see also Sensors)
Interferometric (see also Analysis)
Optical/Photonic (see also Photonics)
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