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Fiber Optic Mass Flow Gauge for Liquid Cryogenic Fuel Facilities Monitoring and…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
84013
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
066381
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc.
575 McCorkle Blvd. Westerville, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Fiber Optic Mass Flow Gauge for Liquid Cryogenic Fuel Facilities Monitoring and Control
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX07CA85P
Award Amount: $69,733.00
 

Abstract:

This SBIR Phase I proposal describes a fiber optic mass flow gauge that will aid in managing liquid hydrogen and oxygen fuel storage and transport. The increasing use of hydrogen as a fuel places the safety of facilities and personnel at the forefront of concern, making an explosion proof fiber optic system a desirable option. Further, the actual available fuel can depart significantly from the expected quantity due to variable boil-off and leak rates and inaccurate measurements. Measurement accuracy can be complicated by low gravity, stratification of the liquid density and temperature, the presence of a gas phase, the wetting of tank surfaces by the liquid and the lack of suitable sensors and instruments. The Phase II objective is to deliver a prototype that will withstand the high pressures and flow rates at liquid hydrogen and oxygen temperatures demanded by rocket propulsion systems.

Principal Investigator:

Philip R. Swinehart
Principal Investigator
6148912243
pswinehart@lakeshore.com

Business Contact:

Philip R. Swinehart
Business Official
6148912243
pswinehart@lakeshore.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc.
575 McCorkle Blvd. Westerville, OH 43082

EIN/Tax ID: 310914553
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No