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OBSTRUCTIONLESS FLOWMETER

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
5706
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
5706
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Cushing Associates Inc
153 Williams Dr Annapolis, MD 21401
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: OBSTRUCTIONLESS FLOWMETER
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,211.00
 

Abstract:

FOR THE ELECTROMAGNETIC FLOWMETER IT HAS BEEN THEORETICALLY AND EXPERIMENTALLY ESTABLISHED THAT THE FLOW-GENERATED VOLTAGE IS THE SAME WHETHER METERING CONDUCTIVE OR INSULATING LIQUIDS. IT HAS FURTHER BEEN THEORETICALLY AND EXPERIMENTALLY ESTABLISHED THAT THE EM FLOWMETER OPERATES OPTIONALLY AS A VOLUMETRIC FLOWMETER OR AS A MASS FLOWMETER FOR INSULATING LIQUIDS, SUCH AS PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, WHERE THE MOLECULES ARE EFFECTIVELY NONPOLAR. THE LIMITATION TO DATE WITH INSULATING LIQUIDS IS ELECTRICAL INTERFERENCE OWING TO TRIBOELECTRICITY IN A TURBULENTLY FLOWING LIQUID. THE PROPOSED EFFORT SEEKS TO PROVIDE A SIGNAL CONDITIONER WHICH WILL PROVIDE ADEQUTE REJECTION OF SUCH INTERFERENCE. THIS APPEARS FEASIBLE TODAY IN LIGHT OF (1) STATE OF THE ART IN DIGITAL VOICE AND MICROPROCESSORS, AND (2) INSIGHTS INTO THE STRUCTURE AND SPECTRUM(S) OF TRIBOELECTRICITY. SUCCESS WILL ALLOW THE EM FLOWMETER TO OPERATE INDISCRIMINATELY WITH ANY SOLID OR LIQUID THAT CAN BE PUMPED OR EXTRUDED.

Principal Investigator:

Dr vincent j cusing
3012680636

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Cushing Assocs Inc
111 Gibralter St Annapolis, MD 21401

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