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Innovative Flight Instrumentation for Hypersonics

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
82246
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-265-1608
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: 2007
Title: Innovative Flight Instrumentation for Hypersonics
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-07-M-3725
Award Amount: $99,999.00
 

Abstract:

In this proposal we exploit the remote sensing attributes of ultrasound to non-intrusively measure temperature, transient temperature and heat flux in both insulating and metallic aeroshells. In previous work, we have demonstrated the capability to non-intrusively 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 modify the measurement methods to apply to relevant aeroshell materials and configurations found in hypersonic flight. Analytical methods to accurately treat thermal transients and extract heat flux from the ultrasonic data are also developed. The ultrasonic methods are non-intrusive and do not require breeching the aeroshell. The ability to locate sensors on the interior surfaces removes the sensor from the chemically reactive environment of hypersonic airbreathing propulsion systems which allows operation of the test facilities at extreme temperatures. Acquisition of localized and instantaneous temperature data from previously inaccessible regions will improve the Air Force's ability to control, understand, and optimize hypersonic vehicle performance. The ability to perform such measurements without breeching the interior or exterior surfaces of hypersonic vehicles is critical for flight vehicles.

Principal Investigator:

Donald E. Yuhas
President
6302365901
dyuhas@imsysinc.com

Business Contact:

Marjorie Passini 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