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Flow-Angle and Airspeed Sensor System (FASS) Using Flush-Mounted Hot-Films

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
77738
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
054815
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Tao of Systems Integration, Inc.
1100 Exploration Way Hampton, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Flow-Angle and Airspeed Sensor System (FASS) Using Flush-Mounted Hot-Films
Agency: NASA
Contract: NND06AA31C
Award Amount: $65,717.00
 

Abstract:

Micron-thin surface hot-film signatures will be used to simultaneously obtain airspeed and flow direction. The flow-angle and airspeed sensor system (FASS) will provide airspeed with practically zero-lag and to less than one knot accuracy and flow angularity to a fraction of a degree, with natural immunity to EMI and RFI. Unlike Pitot-static and other conventional techniques, which experience serious limitations in accuracy, pneumatic lags, and frequency response in thin upper atmospheres, FASS will measure airspeed all the way to zero knots and perform equally well at sea level as well at high altitudes and even in the thin Martian atmosphere. The FASS addresses important flight-operation and flight research problems with crucial impact on vehicle performance, stability & control, structural loads, and pilot action. FASS will permit easy integration with aircraft avionics systems including conventional instruments used for pressure, temperature, and density measurements. Sensor elements will be coated to withstand harsh environment and waterproofed for underwater applications. FASS will be developed and marketed both as a stand-alone device and as an embedded, non-intrusive system. Commercial applications include aerospace vehicles, submarines, ships, boats, atmospheric wind sensing, oceanographic measurements, and tall structures.

Principal Investigator:

Siva Mangalam
Principal Investigator
7572205040
siva@taosystem.com

Business Contact:

Siva Mangalam
Business Official
7572205040
siva@taosystem.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Tao of Systems Integration, Inc.
144 Research Drive Hampton, VA 23666

EIN/Tax ID: 541700330
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No