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TURBINE ENGINE TEST INSTRUMENTION USING FIBER-OPTIC TEMPERATURE SENSOR

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
4201
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4201
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Opcoa Inc.
12281 Knott St #109 Suite #109 Garden Grove, CA 92641
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: TURBINE ENGINE TEST INSTRUMENTION USING FIBER-OPTIC TEMPERATURE SENSOR
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $144,000.00
 

Abstract:

WITH THE RECENT, RAPID ACCELERATION IN THE GROWTH OF FIBER OPTIC TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS, IT SEEMS LOGICAL THAT ALL-OPTICAL SENSORS WILL BE THE NEXT GENERATION OF SENSORS -NOT JUST FOR TEMPERATURE AND PRESSURE BUT FOR A VARIETY OF PARAMETERS, INCLUDING STRESS, DISPLACEMENT, LIQUID LEVEL, ETC. TO DEMONSTRATE THE OPTICAL SENSOR CONCEPT, A TEMPERATURE SENSOR WILL BE DESIGNED AND FABRICATED FOR APPLICATION IN THE EMP/EMI, HIGH-TEMPERATURE CONDITIONS OF TURBINE ENGINE TEST INSTRUMENTATION. THE SENSOR CONSISTS OF A BROADBAND LIGHT SOURCE COUPLED INTO AN OPTICAL FIBER WHICH TRANSMITS THIS BROADBAND SPECTRUM TO THE REMOTE SENSOR ELEMENT. THE SENSOR ELEMENT IS A VARIABLE GAP FABRY-PEROT CAVITY WHICH MODULATES THE REFLECTED SPECTRUM ACCORDING TO GAP DIMENSION. THE REFLECTED SPECTRUM IS FIBER-TRANSMITTED BACK TO A MICROPROCESSOR BASED, COLOR DEMODULATION SYSTEM. THIS COLOR DEMODULATION IS ACCOMPLISHED BY PRISM DISPERSION OVER A CHARGECOUPLED-DEVISE (CCD). THE MICROPROCESSOR USES KALMAN FILTERING TO ANALYZE AND CONVERT THE SPECTRAL DATA TO TEMPERATURE.

Principal Investigator:

Dr William H Quick
7145587377

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Opcoa Inc.
1202 N Broadway Santa Ana, CA 92701

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