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AN AIRBORNE FLOW VISUALIZATION SYSTEM

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
12698
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12698
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MetroLaser, Inc.
22941 Mill Creek Drive Laguna Hills, CA 92653-1215
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: AN AIRBORNE FLOW VISUALIZATION SYSTEM
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,981.00
 

Abstract:

THIS IS A PROPOSAL TO DEVELOP AN AIRBORNE FLOW VISUALIZATION SYSTEM WHICH CAN BE INTEGRATED WITH EXISTING AIRCRAFT PODS AND RECORD FLOW FIELD DATA WHICH LOCATE, VISUALIZE, AND CHARACTERIZE LOCAL FLOW PHENOMENA SUCH AS VORTICES, SHOCK WAVES, AND LAMINAR TO TURBULENT FLOW TRANSITION. THE AERODYNAMIC INTERACTION BETWEEN AIRCRAFT STORES AND THE AIRCRAFT ITSELF CONSTITUTES AN EXTREMELY COMPLEX AND ESSENTIALLY UNPREDICTABLE PROBLEM. INSTRUMENTING AN AIRCRAFT TO PROVIDE EXPERIMENTAL DATA ON AIRCRAFT/STORE INTERACTION WILL AUGMENT THE SOLUTION OF THIS PROBLEM. THE PROPOSED DESIGN INCORPORATES A RAPIDLY SCANNED LASER BEAM WHICH IS PROJECTED FROM THE POD AND WHICH ILLUMINATES THE FLOW REGION AROUND AN ADJACENT STORE. DATA CAN BE EXTRACTED FROM EITHER THE LIGHT SCATTERED BY AEROSOLS IN THE FLOW OR LIGHT SCATTERED FROM THE STORE OR AIRCRAFT SURFACE. THE FORMER METHOD IS CALLES LASER SHEET FLOW VISUALIZATION. THE LATTER, DEPENDING UPON THE PROCESSING METHOD CHOSEN CAN BE CATEGORIZED AS EITHER, INDIRECT SHADOWGRAPH, MOIRE DEFLECTOMETRY, SHEAROGRAPHY, OR SPECKLE INTERFEROMETRY.

Principal Investigator:

James D Trolinger
7145530688

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Metro-laser
18006 Skypark Cir - #108 Irvine, CA 92714

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