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RESEARCH LEADING TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF A REMOTE OPTICAL NON-DEFORMABLE LOAD…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
223
Program Year/Program:
1983 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
223
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
OPTRA, Inc
461 Boston Street Topsfield, MA 01983-1290
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1983
Title: RESEARCH LEADING TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF A REMOTE OPTICAL NON-DEFORMABLE LOAD CELL IS PROPOSED.
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $33,098.00
 

Abstract:

RESEARCH LEADING TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF A REMOTE OPTICAL NON-DEFORMABLE LOAD CELL IS PROPOSED. THIS INSTRUMENT WOULD CONSIST OF A FUSED SILICA LOAD TRANSDUCER, IN CONJUCTION WITH A 2-FREQUENCY LASER & ASSOCIATED ELECTRONICS. THE PROPOSED TRANSDUCER WOULD BECOME BIREFRINGENT UNDER AN APPLIED LOAD (DUE TO STRESS OPTIC EFFECT), AND THIS BIREFRINGENCE WOULD BE ACCURATELY MEASURED BY THE BEAM FROM A REMOTELY LOCATED 2-FREQUENCY LASER. THE DEFORMATION OF SUCH A TRANSDUCER UNDER LOAD IS EXTREMELY SMALL (E.G. LESS THAN 0.0001 INCHES FOR A 30,000 LB. LOAD) READINGS CAN BE MADE WITH NO PHYSICAL CONNECTION BETWEEN THE TRANSDUCER AND THE MEASUREMENT MODULE OTHER THAN EITHER A LASER BEAM OR AN OPTICAL FIBER. PRELIMINARY MEASUREMENTS INDICATE THAT THIS TYPE OF LOAD CELL WILL BE ACCURATE AND HAVE AN EXTREMELY LARGE DYNAMIC RANGE.

Principal Investigator:

Business Contact:

Dr. Michael Hercher
6173897711
Small Business Information at Submission:

Optra Inc.
1727 Revere Beach Pkwy Everett, MA 02149

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