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LASER DOPPLER VELOCIMETER FOR FLOW RATE MEASUREMENT IN CONTROL FLUID SYSTEMS

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
6762
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6762
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ophir Corp
10184 West Belleview Avenue, Suite 200 Littleton, CO 80127-1762
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: LASER DOPPLER VELOCIMETER FOR FLOW RATE MEASUREMENT IN CONTROL FLUID SYSTEMS
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,673.00
 

Abstract:

A NON-INTRUSIVE FLOW MEASUREMENT SYSTEM IS PROPOSED FOR SMALL DIAMETER, LOW FLOW RATE, AND LOW PRESSURE DIFFERENTIALTHERMAL CONTROL FLUID SYSTEMS. THE PROPOSED TECHNIQUE UTILIZES A CW DIODE BASED LASER DOPPLER VELOCIMETER (LDV) WHICH CAPTURES SCATTERED RADIATIONFROM MINUTE (<10.0 UM) INERT PARTICLES SUSPENDED IN THE FLOWMEDIUM. THE PARTICULATES MAY OCCUR NATURALLY AS IMPURITIES IN THE COOLANT OR MAY BE MIXED IN THE COOLANT AT THE TIME OFA SYSTEM FILL. WITH THIS TECHNIQUE AN ACCURATE GROUND CHECK SYSTEM CAN BE DEVELOPED TO ASSURE PROPER FUNCTION OF INTERDEPENDENT THERMAL CONTROL SYSTEMS. THEORETICAL CALCULATIONS INDICATE THAT THE SYSTEM WILL PROVIDE FLOW MEASUREMENT CAPABILITIES AT FLOW RATES AS LOW AS 10.0 LBS/HR FOR FREON-12 AND DEIONIZED WATER COOLING SYSTEMS IN PIPE DIAMETERS OF 1/8 TO 1/2 INCH WITH ACCURACIESOF 0.5% OR BETTER. PHASE I RESEARCH WILL CONSIST OF THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTIONOF A PROOF-OF-CONCEPT PROTOTYPE AND EXPERIMENTAL VERIFICATION OF SYSTEM CAPABILITIES.

Principal Investigator:

Gregory j fetzer

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ophir Corp
7333 W Jefferson Ave #210 Lakewood, CO 80235

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