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Surface-Mount Rotor Motion Sensing System

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
83945
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
066777
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Continuum Dynamics, Inc.
34 Lexington Avenue Ewing, NJ 08618-2302
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Surface-Mount Rotor Motion Sensing System
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX07CA07P
Award Amount: $99,932.00
 

Abstract:

A surface-mounted instrumentation system for measuring rotor blade motions on rotorcraft, for use both in flight and in wind tunnel testing, is proposed for development. The technology builds upon previous Navy-sponsored SBIR work in the design of a system for measuring rotor blade motion and loads, by combining several separate measurement technologies into a single instrumentation unit. The device may be applied onto the underside of any rotor system, and has a sufficiently small weight and form factor to minimize any impact on either blade aerodynamic or inertial properties. Data transfer to and from the unit is performed using optical telemetry, and power for the system is provided from self-contained conformal batteries. These features eliminate the need for specialized rotor hub hardware for blade angle measurement or sliprings for power or data exchange, thus enabling its use on a wide range of rotor systems of interest to NASA and commercial customers.

Principal Investigator:

Robert M. McKillip
Principal Investigator
6095380444
bob@continuum-dynamics.com

Business Contact:

Barbara A. Agans
Business Official
6095380444
barbara@continuum-dynamics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Continuum Dynamics, Inc.
34 Lexington Avenue Ewing, NJ 08618

EIN/Tax ID: 222248930
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No