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Flow Control and Vibration Isolation for IMP Quieting

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
65215
Program Year/Program:
2004 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N033-0141
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TECHNOLOGY IN BLACKSBURG, INC.
265 Industrial Drive Christiansburg, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Flow Control and Vibration Isolation for IMP Quieting
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-04-C-0323
Award Amount: $488,433.00
 

Abstract:

The team of Techsburg and Virginia Tech's Vibration and Acoustic Lab (VT VAL) proposes to continue development of and demonstrate the application of flow control and vibration isolation approaches for quieting of future integrated motor propulsor (IMP) designs. These approaches will be experimentally demonstrated in a simulated IMP device in a laboratory water tunnel. Innovative concepts for vibration isolation and flow control will also be investigated using advanced instrumentation, including high-data rate DPIV measurements for flow diagnostics. The IMP is considered the propulsion system of the future for torpedoes and other underwater vehicles. Hence, minimizing IMP mechanical and flow-induced vibration, as well as flow-induced noise is important for managing future vehicle acoustic signatures. The team of Techsburg and the Virginia Tech VAL group is ideally suited to successfully complete this project due to many previous years of joint project experience with active and passive flow control work in turbomachinery. Key VT VAL experience in vibration isolator design and application will also contribute greatly to the project.

Principal Investigator:

Jonathan Fleming
Principal Research Engineer
5409614401
jfleming@techsburg.com

Business Contact:

Tamara Murray
Business Manager
5409614401
tmurray@techsburg.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TECHNOLOGY IN BLACKSBURG, INC.
2901 Prosperity Rd Blacksburg, VA 24060

EIN/Tax ID: 311582371
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Virginia Tech Mech Eng Dept
Randolph Hall
Blacksburg, VA, VA 24061
Contact: Marty Johnson
Contact Phone: (540) 231-4797
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university