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Innovative Measurement Approaches for Harsh, Chemically Reacting Environments

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
77902
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F064-009-0286
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Industrial Measurement Systems Inc.
2760 Beverly Dr. #4 Aurora, IL 60502-8604
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Innovative Measurement Approaches for Harsh, Chemically Reacting Environments
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-06-C-0071
Award Amount: $99,989.00
 

Abstract:

In this proposal we exploit the remote sensing attributes of ultrasound to measure temperature, transient temperature and heat flux in liquid rocket combustion chambers. In previous work, we have demonstrated the capability to measure the local temperature at the inner surface of large caliber Navy guns using sensors attached to the external gun barrel surface (2.5" from the measurement point). In the proposed effort we improve the measurement methods to enable us to acquire temperature data more rapidly, modify our approach to fit the needs of the rocket combustion chamber, and enhance the analytical methods to accurately treat transients and extract heat flux from the ultrasonic data. The ability to locate sensors on the exterior surfaces of chambers removes the sensor from the chemically reactive environment and reduces the need for operation at extreme temperatures. Yet, the ability to obtain localized and instantaneous temperature data from previously inaccessible regions should enhance our ability to control and better understand liquid rocket combustion processes.

Principal Investigator:

Donald E. Yuhas
President
6302365901
dyuhas@imsysinc.com

Business Contact:

Marjorie P. Yuhas
Vice President
6302365901
myuhas@imsysinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

INDUSTRIAL MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS, INC.
2760 Beverly Dr., #4 Aurora, IL 60502

EIN/Tax ID: 363957501
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
VANDERBILT UNIV.
VU Station B 351592
Nashville, TN 37235
Contact: Gregory Walker
Contact Phone: (615) 343-6959
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university