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RUGGED LASER VIBRATION SENSOR FOR ON-BOARD VEHICLE TESTING

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
9230
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9230
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Tsi Inc.
500 Cardigan Roa Shoreview, MN 55126
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: RUGGED LASER VIBRATION SENSOR FOR ON-BOARD VEHICLE TESTING
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $499,216.00
 

Abstract:

PRESENT VEHICLE DRIVE TRAIN DIAGNOSTICS USUALLY REQUIRE TEST STANDS AND OFTEN COMPONENT REMOVAL, MAKING THEM VERY INEFFICIENT. ON-BOARD VEHICLE TESTING CAN DRAMATICALLY INCREASE THE EFFICIENCY OF DIAGNOSITC DATA COLLECTION AND PROVIDE MORE REALISTIC, ON-LINE INFORMATION. THIS PROPOSAL DESCRIBES THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PORTABLE, NONCONTACT, RUGGED LASER DIODE VIBRATION SENSOR FOR ON-BOARD VEHICLE TESTING OF VEHICLE TRANSMISSIONS AND TRANSFER CASES. THE INSTRUMENT MEASURES VIBRATIONS FROM 1 HZ TO 100,000 HZ AND OUTPUTS ANALOG SIGNALS PROPORTIONAL TO THE VIBRATION VELOCITY AND ACCELERATION. THE WIDE FREQUENCY RANGE IS PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT IN IDENTIFYING BEARING FAULTS, WHICH SOMETIMES PRODUCE VIBRATION SPECTRA IN THE 50 KHZ TO 100 KHZ RANGE. ADAPTING SUCH AN INSTRUMENT FOR VEHICLE MOUNTING WILL ENABLE THE VIBROMETER TO MAKE "IN SITU" VIBRATION MEASUREMENTS TO DETERMINE THE GEARBOX CONDITION WITHOUT REMOVAL AND ALSO TO STUDY THE EFFECTS OF ROUGH ROADS ON THE GEARBOX.

Principal Investigator:

Victor E Kimball
6124830900

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Tsi Inc.
Po Box 64394 - 500 Cardigan Rd St Paul, MN 55164

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