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ULTRA-HIGH TEMPERATURE LASER EXTENSOMETER

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
9990
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9990
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
OPTRA, Inc
461 Boston Street Topsfield, MA 01983-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: ULTRA-HIGH TEMPERATURE LASER EXTENSOMETER
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,723.00
 

Abstract:

OPTRA WILL DEVELOP AN ULTRA-HIGH TEMPERATURE LASER EXTENSOMETER FOR USE WITH LOAD FRAME TEST SAMPLES AS WELL AS STRUCTURES IN WIND TUNNELS. OPTRA PLANS TO MEASURE STRAINS AT 4000 F, ALTHOUGH THE EXTENSOMETER WILL HAVE A CAPABILITY UP TO 5500 F-WELL BEYOND THE CAPABILITY OF ANY EXISTING STRAIN MEASURING TECHNIQUES. THE EXTENSOMETER WILL PROVIDE 5 MICROSTRAIN RESOLUTION AND WILL HAVE AN ELECTRICAL BANDWIDTH SUFFICIENT FOR HIGH FREQUENCY CYCLIC TESTING (UP TO 500 HZ). IN ADDITION, THE ULTRA-HIGH TEMPERATURE LASER EXTENSOMETER WILL BE ENTIRELY NON-CONTACTING, REQUIRING ABSOLUTELY NO SAMPLE PREPARATION OF ANY KIND. THE EXTENSOMETER WILL BE ABLE TO HANDLE MOST MATERIALS, INCLUDING DARK COMPOSITES WITH LOW EMISSIVITIES. IN ADDITION TO DEMONSTRATING ULTRA-HIGH TEMPERATURE CAPABILITY, OPTRA WILL DEMONSTRATE THAT THE LASER EXTENSOMETER IS INSENSITIVE TO TURBULENCE CAUSED BY WIND TUNNEL FLOW.

Principal Investigator:

David Voorhes
5089212100

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Optra Inc
66 Cherry Hill Dr Beverly, MA 01915

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