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Development and Evaluation of Trajectory-Insensitive Particle Measurement…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4399
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
A09-177
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
Artium Technologies, Inc.
150 West Iowa Avenue Suite 202 Sunnyvale, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Development and Evaluation of Trajectory-Insensitive Particle Measurement Methods for Icing Cloud Characterization
Agency: DOD
Contract: W900KK-11-C-0007
Award Amount: $729,778.00
 

Abstract:

The Phase I feasibility study was successfully completed and we demonstrated that the two proposed methods for characterizing icing clouds associated with helicopter icing environments performed as expected or better and can meet all the requirements outlined in the Army's request. One of the important requirements for these probes is the ability to measure spray droplets moving over a very wide range of angles of trajectory. The methods evaluated were the phase Doppler interferometry technique that will be developed into a dedicated extended range cloud probe (PDI ExR CP) for helicopter icing research. This probe will also be commercialized for a much wider range of applications. The high-speed multi-beam imaging (HSI) probe was shown to be capable of measuring droplets and irregular-shaped particles such as ice crystals in mixed phase flows. This method also will be commercialized to cover a much broader range of applications. Under the Phase II program, the probes will be further designed, built, tested and delivered to the Army. Instrument electronics components will be incorporated onto PC boards and made ready for the probe installation. The probe will be evaluated in various icing facilities before delivering to the Army for incorporation into their helicopter icing program.

Principal Investigator:

William Bachalo
President/Senior Scienti
(408) 737-2364
wbachalo@artium.com

Business Contact:

William Bachalo
President/Senior Scienti
(408) 737-2364
wbachalo@artium.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Artium Technologies, Inc.
150 West Iowa Avenue Suite 202 Sunnyvale, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 770497277
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No