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HIGH FREQUENCY HIGH TEMPERATURE LOW NOISE VIBRATION SENSOR AND CALIBRATORS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
9199
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9199
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Tech Integration-dev Group Inc
1 Progress Rd Billerica, MA 01821
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: HIGH FREQUENCY HIGH TEMPERATURE LOW NOISE VIBRATION SENSOR AND CALIBRATORS
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

AS SHIPS BECOME QUIETER, IMPROVED CAPABILITIES FOR MEASURING VIBRATION IN HIGH-FREQUENCY, HIGH-TEMPERATURE, LOW-NOISE ENVIRONMENTS ARE NEEDED. TIDG PROPOSES A UNIFIED APPROACH TO THE MEASUREMENT TECHNOLOGY THAT INCLUDES IMPROVEMENTS IN SENSORS, MOUNTING TECHNIQUES, AND CALIBRATION. HIGH-FREQUENCY ACCELEROMETERS USEFUL TO 50DHZ ALREADY EXIST, BUT THEIR MOSFET CIRCUITS SUFFER FROM HIGH NOISE AND A MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 400 DEG F. TIDG PROPOSES TO EMPLOY AN INNOVATIVE PREAMPLIFIER DESIGN TO REDUCE NOISE BY 40 DB AND INCREASE THE TEMPERATURE RANGE TO 600 DEG F. THE ACCELEROMETER WILL HAVE DRAMATICALLY IMPROVED DYNAMIC RANGE, AND, AS AN ADDED BENEFIT, WILL ALSO HAVE IMPROVED LOW-FREQUENCY PERFORMANCE. SPECIAL MOUNTING TECHNIQUES FOR HIGH FREQUENCY MEASURMENTS ARE KNOWN BUT NEED TO BE VERIFIED IN PHASE I. FINALLY, WE PROPOSE TWO INNOVATIVE LOW-COST APPROACHES TO HIGH-FREQUENCY CALIBRATION THAT WILL USE OFF-THE-SHELF HARDWARE. PHASE I WILL INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBILITY OF CALIBRATING ACCELEROMETERS WITH THESE APPROACHES. PHASE I WILL DEMONSTRATE PERFORMANCE AND FEASIBILITY OF THE IMPROVED SENSOR AND THE CALIBRATION TECHNIQUES. PHASE II WILL PROVIDE HARDWARE FOR TEST, DEMONSTRATION AND FLEET USE.

Principal Investigator:

Nathan b higbie
6176673779

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Technology Integration & Dev G
One Progress Rd Billerica, MA 01821

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