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HIGH SPEED PARTICLE TRAJECTORY MEASUREMENT USING STEREO PHOTOGRAPHY

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
6333
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6333
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Remtech Inc.
3304-B Westmill Dr Huntsville, AL 35805
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: HIGH SPEED PARTICLE TRAJECTORY MEASUREMENT USING STEREO PHOTOGRAPHY
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

LAMINAR FLOW OFFERS SIGNIFICANT PAYOFF TO UNDERSEA VEHICLES BY PROVIDING DRAG REDUCTION AND REDUCED RADIATED NOISE. IT HAS BEEN SHOWN THAT SMALL PARTICLES CAN CAUSE LAMINAR FLOW TO BECOME TURBULENT. A TECHNIQUE IS NEEDED TO MEASURE THE TRAJECTORY A PARTICLE TAKES AS IT MOVES PAST AN UNDERWATER VEHICLE. THE DEVELOPMENT OF LASER SYSTEMS HAS PROVIDED A MEANS OF OBTAINING FLOWFIELD DATA, HOWEVER, THESE SYSTEMS ARE VERY SENSITIVE TO ADJUSTMENT AND ALIGNMENT, AND REQUIRE HIGHLY TRAINED PERSONNEL FOR OPERATION AND DATA ANALYSIS. A LESS SENSITIVE TECHNIQUE FOR OBTAINING QUANTITATIVE FLOWFIELD DATA IS NEEDED. THE WORK PROPOSED HERE WILL USE STERO PHOTOGRAPHY AND SPECIALLY DEVELOPED LIGHTING TECHNIQUES TO MEASURE A PARTICLE TRAJECTORY AND VELOCITY AS IT PASSES NEAR AN UNDERSEA VEHICLE. PHASE I COVERS THE DESIGN OF THE SYSTEM FOR STEREO PHOTOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS FOR THE TRACKING OF A PARTICLE PASSING NEAR AN UNDERSEA VEHICLE. THIS WILL INCLUDE DETERMINATION OF CAMERA REQUIREMENTS, DESIGN OF ILLUMINATION AND CONTROL POINT SYSTEMS, SPECIFICATION AND/OR DESIGN OF SUPPORT EQUIPMENT, AND A DETAILED PLAN FOR A PROOF-OF-CONCEPT TEST. PHASE II WILL BE USED TO ACQUIRE, FABRICATE, AND ASSEMBLE THE SYSTEMS PROPOSED IN PHASE I AND TO PERFORM THE PROOF-OF-CONCEPT TEST AND EVALUATION.

Principal Investigator:

Richard l palko
2055368581

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Remtech Inc
2603 Artie St - Ste 21 Huntsville, AL 35805

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