Accession Number:

ADA454814

Title:

Advanced FT-IR Gas Analysis

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 16 Oct 2002-13 Dec 2005

Corporate Author:

ADVANCED FUEL RESEARCH INC EAST HARTFORD CT

Report Date:

2005-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

236.0

Abstract:

The Applied Technology Department at the Arnold Engineering Development Center AEDC of Arnold Air Force Base developed a technology vision for a rapid, continuous-sweep emissions measurement system that would provide cost-savings benefits and added-value benefits to large-nozzle military engines under development. The project described in this report resulted in a critical component of a system that was demonstrated to accomplish the multiple-species emissions survey of a full nozzle exit within the spatial resolution required by the regulatory agencies within a ten-minute time scale. At the pace emission measurement requirements were accomplished, there was no impact to other engine test objectives. The impact to this and future development engine test programs in terms of avoiding the cost of additional test time is significant. The critical component now available as a result of this project is an advanced prototype Fourier transform infrared FT-IR gas analyzer. Successful advanced development of the instrumentation hardware and software improved the measurement capabilities for advanced turbine engine programs, and for other applications in the Air Force and private sector. On-site demonstration trials are reported at the AEDC Aeropropulsion Systems Test Facility, at the AEDC Tunnel 9, and at facilities in the private sector.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Combustion and Ignition
  • Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE