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THE HOT SECTION OF AIRCRAFT JET ENGINES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
3894
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
3894
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY & EDUCATION CTR
ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATION CENTER ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87109
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: THE HOT SECTION OF AIRCRAFT JET ENGINES
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $52,006.00
 

Abstract:

ERGO-TECH PROPOSES TO THE U.S. AIR FORCE THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ONBOARD INFORMATIONAL SYSTEM TO CONTINUOUSLY MONITOR IN FLIGHT THE PATTERN FACTOR OF THE TURBINE INLET TEMPERATURE (TIT) OF JET ENGINES. THE SYSTEM CONSISTS OF AN ARRAY OF LOW COST RUGGED MINIATURE ACOUSTIC TRANSDUCTERS MOUNTED ON THE HOT SECTION ENVELOPE OF THE ENGINE. THE SIGNALS FROM THESE SENSORS ARE INPUT INTO A MICROPROCESSOR WHERE THEY ARE SUBJECT TO A CAREFULLY SELECTED SET OF ALGORITHMS SUCH AS SELECTIVE BAND DIGITAL FILTERING, HIGH ORDER SPACE/TIME CROSS CORRELATIONS, AND NUMERICAL INVERSIONS. THE APPLICATION OF THESE TECHNIQUES RENDERS AN IMAGE OF THE SOURCE DISTRIBUTION OF THE COMBUSTION GENERATED NOISE. THE DISTRIBUTION IS TIGHTLY RELATED TO THE COMBUSTOR PATTERN FACTOR WHICH IS IN TURN THE PRIMARY DRIVER FOR THE DEGRADATION RATE OF THE ENGINE HOT SECTION. THE CONCEPT IS A COMPUTER IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PILOT'S OLD TECHNIQUE OF LISTENING TO HIS ENGINE!

Principal Investigator:

Jose e chirivella
8183521759

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ergo-tech Systems Inc
6937 Estepa Dr Tujunga, CA 91042

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