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A LIQUID WATER CONTENT METER

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
10419
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10419
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Continuum Dynamics, Inc.
34 Lexington Avenue Ewing, NJ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: A LIQUID WATER CONTENT METER
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $471,505.00
 

Abstract:

THERE IS GROWING EVIDENCE THAT UNDER VERY HEAVY RAINFALL RATES, AIRFOILS WILL SUFFER AERODYNAMIC PERFORMANCE PENALTIES. RAINFALL RATES AND LIQUID WATER CONTENT (LWC) ARE DIRECTLY CORRELATED. NASA TESTING PLANNED FOR LATER THIS YEAR WILL ATTEMPT TO QUANTIFY THESE PENALTIES AS A FUNCTION OF LWC TO DETERMINE AT WHAT LEVEL LWC INDUCED PERFORMANCE DEGRADATION PRESENTS A SERIOUS HAZARD. IT IS CURRENTLY NOT KNOWN FOR WHAT PERIOD OF TIME OR AT WHAT ALTITUDE, HIGH LWCS IN THE ATMOSPHERE ARE ANTICIPATED, SINCEINSTRUMENTATION TO MAKE THESE MEASUREMENTS HAS NOT BEEN DEVELOPED. THIS PROPOSAL INVESTIGATES THE FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING AN AIRCRAFT-MOUNTED LWC PROBE WHICH WILL DETERMINE THE LWC FROM MEASUREMENTS OF WATER FILM THICKNESS,ENABLING THE PROBABILITY OF A HAZARD CAUSED BY HEAVY RAINFALL RATES TO BE DETERMINED.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Alan J Bilanin

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Continuum Dynamics Inc.
Po Box 3073 Princeton, NJ 08543

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