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Energy Based Acoustic Measurement Senors

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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2006 / STTR
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Small Business Information
STITechnologies, Inc.
1800 Brighton-Henrietta Town Line Road Rochester, NY 14623-0250
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Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Energy Based Acoustic Measurement Senors
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNS06AB36C
Award Amount: $599,328.00


This research focuses on fully developing energy density sensors that will yield a significant benefit both for measurements of interest to NASA, as well as for general acoustic measurements. Previous research has developed prototype energy density sensors. The Phase I research focused on developing effective calibration techniques for these probes, testing and validating the probes to identify the most effective design, developing a sofware interface to facilitate user-friendly data acquisition, and developing software to measure acoustic directivity and sound power using the energy sensors. Phase II research objectives extend the use of these sensors to measure source directivity and sound power. Energy propagation will be determined from these measurements. A major Phase II focus will be the development of a high-temperature, high pressure design for the energy density sensor, as well as investigating nonlinear effects on these energy-based measurements.NASA applications of the technology include characterizing radiation from rocket plumes to better understand the mechanisms involved and to match numerical codes. Non-Nasa applications are many, including such tasks as in-situ measurements of sound, power and radiation characteristics of sources.

Principal Investigator:

Timothy Nichols
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Timothy W. Nichols
Chief Operating Officer
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STITechnologies, Inc.
1800 Brighton-Henrietta Town Line Road Rochester, NY 14623

EIN/Tax ID: 161578599
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Brigham Young University
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
Contact: Brent W. Webb
Contact Phone: (801) 422-2205
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university