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THE ANALYSIS OF AIRCRAFT AND HELICOPTER PROPULSION SYSTEM SUCH AS COMPRESSORS,…

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Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
1688
Program Year/Program:
1984 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1688
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
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Flow Research Inc
21414 - 68th Avenue South Kent, WA 98032
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Minority-Owned: Yes
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1984
Title: THE ANALYSIS OF AIRCRAFT AND HELICOPTER PROPULSION SYSTEM SUCH AS COMPRESSORS, GAS TURBINES, PROPELLERS AND ROTORS REQUIRES THE USE OF SLIP-RING DEVICES TO INTERFACE WITH THE LARGE ARRAYS OF SENSING ELEMENTS ON THE MOVING MEMBER.
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE ANALYSIS OF AIRCRAFT AND HELICOPTER PROPULSION SYSTEM SUCH AS COMPRESSORS, GAS TURBINES, PROPELLERS AND ROTORS REQUIRES THE USE OF SLIP-RING DEVICES TO INTERFACE WITH THE LARGE ARRAYS OF SENSING ELEMENTS ON THE MOVING MEMBER. THE CONVENTIONAL MECHANICAL SLIP-RING DEVICES ARE SPEED, NOISE, SIZE AND LIFE-TIME LIMITED. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS EFFORT IS TO DEVELOP A HIGH-SPEED, ELECTRO-OPTIC SLIP RING DEVICE THAT WILL EXPAND THE POTENTIAL CAPABILITY FOR ANALYSIS WITH ROTATING OR MOVING SYSTEMS AND FORM THE BASIS FOR A COMMERCIAL DEVICE. THE PHASE I TASK SHALL DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF AN OPTICAL SLIP-RING DEVICE BASED ON THE INTEGRATION OF HIGH-SPEED ELECTRO-OPTICAL COMPONENTS WITH AN OPTICAL LINK FOR DATA TRANSFER FROM A ROTATING SHAFT. MODULAR COMPONENTS THAT FORM THE BASIC ELEMENTS OF THE SLIP-RING WILL FIRST BE DEVELOPED AND TESTED (MULTIPLEX/DEMULTIPLEX MODULES, A HIGH SPEED MODULATED SOURCE AND RECEIVER AND A OPTICAL LINK) AND THEN INTEGRATED INTO A LABORATORY MOCKUP OF A ROTATING SHAFT SYSTEM TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF THE OPTICAL SLIP-RING CONCEPT. THIS DATA WILL IDENTIFY BASIC COMPONENTS, NEEDS FOR SPECIAL COMPACT HYBRID CIRCUITS, DIRECTIONS FOR PHASE II AND APPLICATION AREAS FOR A UNIVERSAL SLIP-RING DEVICE.

Principal Investigator:

Frederich r. reich
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Flow Industries Inc.
1835 Terminal Drive Suite 100 Richland, WA 99352

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