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LASER DOPPLER FUEL FLOWMETER

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
15502
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15502
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: 1991
Title: LASER DOPPLER FUEL FLOWMETER
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,906.00
 

Abstract:

OPTRA PROPOSES THE DEVELOPMENT OF A LASER DOPPLER FUEL FLOWMETER WITH ZERO PRESSURE DROP. THE SENSOR WILL USE A TECHNIQUE SIMILAR TO CONVENTIONAL LASER DOPPLER VELOCIMETRY (LDV) TO DIRECTLY MEASURE FLUID VELOCITY AT THE CENTER OF THE FUEL LINE. THE NON-INTRUSIVE SENSOR USES A SOLID STATE LASER DIODE SOURCE AND SILICON DETECTORS SO THAT A COMPACT, RUGGED, AND RELATIVELY LOW COST PACKAGE COULD HE DESIGNED FORINSTALLATION IN OPERATIONAL AIRCRAFT. OPTRA-S UNIQUE OPTICAL CONFIGURATION AND ROBUST SIGNAL PROCESSING ALGORITHMS WILL ALLOW LOW TECHNIQUES, WHICH HAVE UNTIL NOW BEEN EXPENSIVE LABORATORY RESEARCH DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEMS, TO BE IMPLEMENTED INTO A SIMPLE NONINTRUSIVE AND INEXPENSIVE FLOWMETER WITH HIGH ACCURACY DESIRED FOR ALL AIRCRAFT PROPULSION SYSTEMS.

Principal Investigator:

Andrew Lintz
Principal Investigator
5089212100

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Optra Inc
66 Cherry Hill Drive Beverly, MA 01915

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