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A Passive, Rugged, Fiber Optic Catapult Elongation Sensor

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
82505
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N071-015-0959
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
VISIDYNE, INC.
99 S. Bedford St, Suite 103 Burlington, MA 01803-5145
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: A Passive, Rugged, Fiber Optic Catapult Elongation Sensor
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-07-C-0316
Award Amount: $79,739.00
 

Abstract:

Visidyne proposes a novel fiber optic sensor to measure the elongation of steam catapults used by the Navy for launching aircraft. The sensor, originally developed by Visidyne for use in environments found in and around jet aircraft engines, is completely passive at the measurement point and so can operate in very harsh, high temperature environments. There are no electronics at the measurement head to limit high temperature operation. The stimulus and signal readout are coupled to the measurement head via optical fibers which can be tens of meters or longer, allowing remote operation with complete immunity to electromagnetic interference (EMI). Repeatability and absolute accuracy on the order of a hundred micrometers and resolution of better than ten micrometers is achievable.

Principal Investigator:

John J. Atkinson
Director of Engineering
7812732820
atkinson@visidyne.com

Business Contact:

John W. Bates
Treasurer
7812732820
bates@visidyne.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

VISIDYNE, INC.
10 Corporate Place South Bedford Street Burlington, MA 01803

EIN/Tax ID: 042453227
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No