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Temperature, Heat Flux and Recession Sensing for Ablative Thermal Protection…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
114137
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
X9.01
Solicitation Number:
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Temperature, Heat Flux and Recession Sensing for Ablative Thermal Protection Systems
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX13CA05C
Award Amount: $699,824.00
 

Abstract:

The Phase I program demonstrated the efficacy of real-time of ultrasonic recession measurements on low density TPS materials. Measurements on internal echoes established the feasibility of non-intrusive temperature measurements. In the Phase II program we will continue to improve, optimize, and extend the technology. Sensors with better elevated temperature performance will be developed and configured for ablation measurements. Instrumentation with improved low frequency and more robust time-of flight algorithms will be incorporated into the system. Configurations with multiple sensors suitable for mapping recession profiles will be evaluated. The measurement technique will be applied and measurement results verified through a series of ablation tests where the real-time recession data will be quantitatively compared to that obtained from post-ablation analysis.

Principal Investigator:

Donald Yuhas
Principal Investigator
6302365901
dyuhas@imsysinc.com

Business Contact:

Donald Yuhas
Business Official
6302365901
dyuhas@imsysinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Industrial Measurement Systems Inc.
2760 Beverly Dr. #4 Aurora, IL 60502-8604

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