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INFRARED ICE ACCRETION MEASUREMENT SYSTEM

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Transportation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
1842
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1842
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sinnar Associates
10076 Shaker Drive Columbia, MD 21046
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: INFRARED ICE ACCRETION MEASUREMENT SYSTEM
Agency: DOT
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $300,000.00
 

Abstract:

REMOTE RUNWAY SURFACE CONDITION SENSORS THAT COULD DETECT ICE ONSET AND MONITOR ITS RATE OF ACCRETION ON AIRPORT OPERATIONAL SURFACES WOULD ENHANCE THE RUNWAY SAFETY WHILE REDUCING AIRPORT EQUIPMENT, MANPOWER AND CHEMICAL COSTS. THROUGH ANALYSIS WE DEMONSTRATE HOW AN INFRARED RADIATION TRANSMISSION THROUGH ICE/WATER CAN BE USED TO DISTINGUISH ICE ACCRETION FROM WATER ACCUMULATION, MEASURE ICE ACCRETIONFROM A FEW TENS OF MICRONS TO SEVERAL CENTIMETERS AND MONITOR THE STATUS OF ICING/DEICING PROCESS. THE OBJECTIVES OF PHASE I EFFORT ARE TO DEMONSTRATE THE CONCEPT FEASIBILITYUSING A LABORATORY BREADBOARD EXPERIMENTAL SETUP AND TO IDENTIFY/EVALUATE TECHNICAL, ENGINEERING AND ECONOMIC CONST RAINTS CRITICAL TO A PROTOTYPE SYSTEM DESIGN. PHASE I RESULTWILL FORM THE BASIS FOR THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND TESTING, IN PHASE II, OF A PROTOTYPE SENSOR SYSTEM.

Principal Investigator:

Abbas M. Sinnar
Rincipl Scientist
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Business Contact:

Dr. abbas m. sinnar
PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST
Small Business Information at Submission:

Sinnar Associates
10076 Shaker Drive Columbia, MD 21046

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