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Non-Invasive Model Attitude and Deformation Measurement

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
79168
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-298-4290
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
PhaseSpace Inc.
1937 A Oak Park Blvd. Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Non-Invasive Model Attitude and Deformation Measurement
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9101-07-C-0021
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

PhaseSpace's objective is to track the position and attitude of wind tunnel models, along with the wing vibrations and deformations, with minimal modifications to the model. Using a modified PhaseSpace tracking system, and newly developed software, PhaseSpace demonstrated in Phase I that it is possible to track reflective stickers applied to a model from 2 to 3 meter distances with resolutions down to 100 microns at 240 hertz. In Phase II, PhaseSpace plans to show that this approach is viable in the wind tunnel environment, along with software-driven improved contrast enhancement to filter out "noise" (extraneous reflected light). As a stretch goal, PhaseSpace will attempt to increase the speed and the effective resolution to within 25 microns at camera frame rates of 480 hertz- 1000 hertz, which will result in an effective sampling rate of 120 hertz to 250 hertz. PhaseSpace will develop custom software to run on an MS Windows r based platform to output the rigid body positions and attitudes along with wing deformations.

Principal Investigator:

Kan Anant
Principal Engineer
5106385035
kan@phasespace.com

Business Contact:

Tracy McSheery
President, CEO
6502817796
tracy@phasespace.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

PHASESPACE, INC.
1937 A Oak Park Blvd. Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

EIN/Tax ID: 911773036
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No