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An External Pressure Data System for Complex and Dynamic Surfaces

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A111-004-0840
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
A11-004
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
Delta Group International Llc
15235 Diamondhead Court, Suite 202 Colorado Springs, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: An External Pressure Data System for Complex and Dynamic Surfaces
Agency: DOD
Contract: W911W6-11-C-0040
Award Amount: $99,858.00
 

Abstract:

A proposed new external pressure measurement data system for rotors and wings will use COTS components and specially designed hardware and software. The new measurement data system consists of two parts; a glove-like surface treatment that contains the pressure measurement devices and wires passing to a recording device on the moving rotor blade (or wing) and a rotating data acquisition and storage system. Recovery of high quality data measured in the fixed frame is accomplished by downloading to a portable computer after the rotor is stopped. This simple but novel approach ensures high data quality at low cost because the system is adaptable to existing rotors and wings, without extensive modification of rotor blades. Because slip rings are not required to transfer the rotating data to the fixed frame, there is a high probability of high quality results. In Phase I, a design will be developed and key components of the proposed design will be validated. In Phase II, a prototype design is built, tested, and applied in a research rotor test.

Principal Investigator:

Sudarshana Koushik
Senior Engineer
(240) 997-1911
nsud@dgilink.com

Business Contact:

William T. Eckert
President
(719) 201-2601
BEckert@dgilink.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Delta Group International LLC
15235 Diamondhead Court, Suite 202 Colorado Springs, CO -

EIN/Tax ID: 800474015
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No