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SBIR Phase I: FLEXIBLE SURFACE DETURBULATOR FOR ENHANCING AUTOMOBILE FUEL…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
84671
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0638157
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SINHATECH
3607 LYLES DR OXFORD, MS 38655-5708
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: SBIR Phase I: FLEXIBLE SURFACE DETURBULATOR FOR ENHANCING AUTOMOBILE FUEL EFFICIENCY
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0638157
Award Amount: $0.00
 

Abstract:

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop a Flexible Composite Surface Deturbulator (FCSD) tape and methods for affixing it to road vehicles to reduce air resistance. The FCSD is a thin, non-powered device consisting of a flexible membrane stretched across an array of strips on a substrate. The back of the substrate can then be bonded to the surfaces of a road vehicle. In the presence of a large turbulent wake (as evidenced by a large plume of spray when driving on wet highways), behind a road vehicle, the Deturbulator reduces drag by making the air stagnant in this virtual boat-tail. Even though about 80% drag reduction has been observed in wind tunnel tests, a detailed analysis of the flow-deturbulator interaction will be performed in order to optimize the Deturbulator for long distance trucks. The drag reduction achieved with a Deturbulator Tape will attract potential users in the U.S. and abroad to immediately retrofit and counteract increasing fuel prices. It will also help reduce emissions of toxic pollutants and greenhouse gases (CO2) from trucks and automobiles.

Principal Investigator:

Sumon K. Sinha
PhD
6622346248
SumonKSinha@aol.com

Business Contact:

Sumon K. Sinha
PhD
6622346248
SumonKSinha@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SINHATECH
3607 LYLES DR # 286 OXFORD, MS 38655

EIN/Tax ID: 470727136
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No