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Innovative Solutions for Propellant Temperature Sensing for Future Munitions

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A121-056-0378
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
A12-056
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
Industrial Measurement Systems Inc.
2760 Beverly Dr. #4 Aurora, IL 60502-8604
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Innovative Solutions for Propellant Temperature Sensing for Future Munitions
Agency: DOD
Contract: W15QKN-12-C-0093
Award Amount: $99,997.00
 

Abstract:

In this Phase I program, we develop and validate an acoustic concept that is capable of measuring interior temperatures in complex munitions propellants. The measurement technique is based on ultrasonic thermometry methods. Using sensors located on the exterior surface, the variation in propagation time is used to estimate the internal temperature. No modification of the component is required. In laboratory studies we address the issues of echo identification, optimal operating frequency, coupling, calibration, and repeatability. A series of laboratory studies validate the concept and demonstrate the potential for implementation for real-time monitoring of internal temperature. Successful demonstration of the concept and measurement methods in the Phase I program will provide the basis for full-scale prototype systems to be completed in Phase II

Principal Investigator:

Donald E. Yuhas
President
(630) 236-5901
dyuhas@imsysinc.com

Business Contact:

Donald E. Yuhas
President
(630) 236-5901
dyuhas@imsysinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Industrial Measurement Systems Inc.
2760 Beverly Dr. #4 Au, IL -

EIN/Tax ID: 363957501
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No