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FIBER OPTIC FLUID FLOW SENSOR

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
10401
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10401
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AURORA OPTICS, INC.
AURORA OPTICS, INC. 27 FLETCHER CIR HANOVER, NH 03755
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: FIBER OPTIC FLUID FLOW SENSOR
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

AURORA OPTICS PROPOSES TO DEVELOP AND DEMONSTRATE A FIBER-OPTIC FLUID FLOW SENSOR USING THE PHOTOELASTIC EFFECT TO DIRECTLY MODULATE THE AMPLITUDE OF A BEAM OF LIGHT. BY MOUNTING A PHOTOELASTIC PRESSURE SENSOR ON THE SIDE OF A VORTEX-SWIRL FLOW HOUSING, PRESSURE PULSES MAY BE SENSED. THE PRESSURE PULSE FREQUENCY IS A LINEAR FUNCTION OF FLOW RATE IN A VORTEX SWIRL METER. THE PRESSURE SENSOR ITSELF WILL CONSIST OF A DEVICE ALREADY PARTIALLY DEVELOPED UNDER A 1986 SBIR PHASE I PROGRAM FROM NASA LEWIS. THE APPLICATION OF SIMILAR SENSORS TO VORTEX SWIRL FLOW MEASUREMENT HAS ALREADY BEEN DEMONSTRATED BY AURORA OPTICS PERSONNEL. IN THIS PROGRAM, HOWEVER, WE WILL CREATE A PASSIVE OPTICAL DEVICE, ADDRESSED SOLEY BY OPTICAL FILES, WHICH WILL UTILIZE OUR EXISTING GENERIC ELECTRONIC INTERFACEUNIT. THE RESULTING FLOW METER, FURTHER, WILL BE TESTED OVER A RANGE OF FLOW RATES DETERMINED IN CONSULTATION BY NASA AND OVER A RANGE OF TEMPERATURES FROM -55 TO +150. THIS INNOVATION WILL LEAD DIRECTLY TO THE ACHIEVEMENT OF ALL-OPTICAL FLIGHT DATA AND ENGINE CONTROL INSTRUMENTATION FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE AIRCRAFT. THIS PROPOSAL IS ALSO RELEVANT TO SUBTOPIC 03.06.

Principal Investigator:

Laurence N Wesson
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Aurora Optics Inc
Dublin Hall #408 1777 Walton Rd Blue Bell, PA 19422

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DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No