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Rotorcraft On-Blade Pressure and Strain Measurements Using Wireless Optical…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
83765
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
066244
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Techno-Sciences, Inc.
11750 Beltsville Drive 3rd Floor Beltsville, MD -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Rotorcraft On-Blade Pressure and Strain Measurements Using Wireless Optical Sensor System
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNC07QA09P
Award Amount: $99,999.00
 

Abstract:

Experimental measurements of rotor blades are important for understanding the aerodynamics and dynamics of a rotorcraft. This understanding can help in solving on-blade problems as well as in designing and optimizing the blade profiles for improved aerodynamics and noise attenuation in the next generation rotorcraft. Therefore, a Wireless Optical Pressure/Strain Sensor (WOPSS) system for helicopter on-blade pressure and strain measurement is proposed to utilize the benefits of low coherence interferometry system to create an innovative real-time pressure and strain measurement technique. Leveraging past and current experiences with fiber optic sensor development, a proof-of-concept of optical pressure/strain sensor system with wireless data acquisition and transfer capability will be demonstrated at the end of Phase I. The distributed optical pressure/strain sensor measurements will be used to obtain real-time dynamic pressure fields and mode shapes and displacements by integrating strain data for the helicopter rotor blade. Phase I efforts will conduct optical pressure and strain sensor design analysis to meet on-blade pressure and strain measurement requirements and demonstrate a proof-of-concept prototyped wireless optical pressure and strain sensor package.

Principal Investigator:

Gang P. Wang
Principal Investigator
2407900600
wangg@technosci.com

Business Contact:

Amy J. Hizoune
Business Official
2407900609
aph@technosci.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Techno-Sciences, Inc.
11750 Beltsville Drive, Suite 300 Beltsville, MD 20705

EIN/Tax ID: 952954785
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No