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New Rapid Multipoint Optical Flow Monitor

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
40858
Program Year/Program:
1998 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
40858
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SCIENCE RESEARCH LABORATORY INC
15 Ward Street Somerville, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1998
Title: New Rapid Multipoint Optical Flow Monitor
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $99,807.00
 

Abstract:

This SBIR program will develop a novel optical diagnostic for mapping as flows in a spatially localized, nonperturbing way. The new technique has high-frequency response and fine-scale resolution, and can be absolutely calibrated. The flow is illuminated with two or more laser beams that intersect within the flow. Medium refractive variations produce beam phase variations, which are converted to intensity variations, and a selected scale size component of these fluctuations is then measured by differencing two nearly equal light intensities. Proof-of-principle experiments have already validated the concept. In the proposed Phase I program, this new diagnostic will be optimized, characterized, and then extended to the monitoring of a flow at many points simultaneously. Data obtained during Phase I will allow fabrication and delivery of an instrument to an Air Force facility during Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

Peter Rostler
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Business Contact:


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Small Business Information at Submission:

Science Research Laboratory,
15 Ward Street Somerville, MA 02143

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Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No