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ROLLING DEFLECTION AND ELEVATION SENSOR

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
14990
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
14990
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Pacific-sierra Research Corp.
2901 28th St Suite 300 Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: ROLLING DEFLECTION AND ELEVATION SENSOR
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $52,690.00
 

Abstract:

AN INNOVATIVE, AUTOMATIC METHOD FOR RAPIDLY AND ACCURATELY MAPPING RUNWAY LOAD DEFLECTION TOPOGRAPHY IS PROPOSED. THIS TECHNIQUE FEATURES A STATIONARY PROPRIETARY ELEVATION REFERENCE AND ROVING SENSOR. THE SYSTEM MAPS THE DEFLECTION OF THE TESTED SURFACE USING A LOADED WHEEL. BECAUSE THE SYSTEM PROVIDES A LEVEL REFERENCE PLANE, DIRECT DEFLECTION MEASUREMENT OVER LARGE PORTIONS OF A RUNWAY CAN BE MEASURED IN A CONTINUOUS FASHION. THE ROVING SENSOR ACQUIRES ALL DEFLECTION AND POSITIONAL INFORMATION IN REAL-TIME FOR SUBSEQUENT ANALYSIS BY A STANDARD MICROCOMPUTER. THE FINAL OUTPUT IS USED FOR RUNWAY REPAIR QUALITY ASSESSMENT. THE LOADED SENSOR WHEEL ON THE ROVER CAN BE ADJUSTED TO SIMULATE A RANGE OF DEFLECTION LOADINGS. THE SENSOR COULD BE A SELF-PROPELLED AUTOMATIC ROBOT. THIS SYTEM DIRECTLY MEASURES DEFLECTION (NOT RADIUS OR CURVATURE), IS LOW IN TECHNICAL RISK, AND COULD USE COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE COMPONENTS FOR A LOW COST-TO-DEVELOP SYSTEM.

Principal Investigator:

Till W Liepmann
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Pacific-sierra Research Corp
12340 Santa Monica Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90025

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