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Develop Flow-Field Seeding for Large Tunnels

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
78504
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-297-3922
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Innovative Scientific Solutions, Inc.
2766 Indian Ripple Road Dayton, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Develop Flow-Field Seeding for Large Tunnels
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9101-06-M-0128
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

A seeding material is proposed that is effective for velocimetry measurements but is compatible with other optical instruments and does not interfere with wind tunnel operation. The identification of a clean seeding material and the development of a delivery system that would allow advanced velocimetry techniques to be deployed in several high value wind tunnels such at AEDC's 16T and 4T and AFRL's TGF is highly advantageous. A new form of clean seeding for PDV and PIV techniques that is based on the condensation of liquid Carbon Dioxide (CO2) into particles is proposed. The significance of this approach is the development of a non-intrusive seeding system that would allow particle based techniques to be universally applied to wind tunnels where contamination is a major drawback. The clean seeding technique not only minimizes contamination, it also lowers health risk concerns since the solid particles become a harmless gas that is not trapped in human lungs. Such an environmental friendly seeding system would revolutionize the way particle based diagnostic techniques are employed in large and small scale tunnels.

Principal Investigator:

Jim Crafton
Engineer
9374294980
jwcrafton@innssi.com

Business Contact:

Larry Goss
President
9374294980
gosslp@innssi.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

INNOVATIVE SCIENTIFIC SOLUTIONS, INC.
2766 Indian Ripple Rd Dayton, OH 45440

EIN/Tax ID: 311437643
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No