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DISTRIBUTED FIBER OPTIC ICE DETECTION SYSTEM

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
8677
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
8677
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
GEO-CENTERS, INC.
7 Wells Avenue Newton Centre, MA 02459
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: DISTRIBUTED FIBER OPTIC ICE DETECTION SYSTEM
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,796.00
 

Abstract:

THE FORMATION AND BUILDUP OF ICE ON OR IN OUTDOOR STRUCTURES IS A SIGNIFICIANT PROBLEM IN NORTHERN LATITUDES, OFTEN RESULTING IN DAMAGE TO PROPERTY AND NEARBY OBJECTS. WOODEN SUPPORT STRUCTURES FOR AEDC COOLING TOWERS ARE EXPOSED TO ICE BUILDUP THAT MUST BE DETECTED MANUALLY BEFORE CORRECTIVE OPERATING MODES CAN BE IDENTIFIED. A DISTRIBUTED FIBER OPTIC ICE DETECTION SYSTEM IS PROPOSED TO ALLOW AUTOMATION OF OPERATING MODES IN RESPONSE TO ICE BUILDUP. THE SYSTEM CONSISTS OF MULTIPLE ARRAYS OF SINGLE POINT SENSORS DEPLOYED OVER A LARGE AREA. NETWORKED NODES CONTROL THE ARRAYS AND REPORT THE LOCATION OF ICE FORMATION TO A MASTER CENTRAL CONTROL SYSTEM. THIS INFORMATION CAN THEN BE SENT TO AN OPERATOR OR CONTROL SYSTEM TO INITIATE PREVENTATIVE/CORRECTIVE ACTION. THE DISTRIBUTED FIBER OPTIC ICE DETECTION SYSTEM OFFERS A COST-EFFECTIVE MEANS TO DETECT AND PREVENT ICE BUILDUP ON AEDC COOLING TOWERS.

Principal Investigator:

Jonathan f grant
6179647070

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Geo-centers Inc
7 Wells Ave Newton Centre, MA 02159

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