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Miniature Static-Dynamic Cylinder Pressure Sensor

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2014 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O133-EP5-2211
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD13-EP5
Solicitation Number:
2013.3
Small Business Information
Optrand Incorporated
46155 5 Mile Rd. Plymouth, MI 48170-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2014
Title: Miniature Static-Dynamic Cylinder Pressure Sensor
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: W56HZV-14-C-0090
Award Amount: $143,502.00
 

Abstract:

It is proposed to develop a 2.2mm diameter fiber-optic based sensor that measures both static and dynamic components of the cylinder pressure up to 350 bars over the frequency range of 0Hz to 20 kHz, operates at tip temperatures up to 450oC, and has the service life up to 20 thousands hours or 5 Billion cycles. The miniature sensing head and signal conditioner enable sensor integration with a diesel fuel injector or packaging as a stand-alone device. Unlike the current Optrand"s dynamic cylinder pressure sensor that uses a recessed diaphragm and a heat shield the proposed sensor has a dual diaphragm design with a flush mounted external diaphragm resisting soot fouling while being subject to minimum thermal shock error. In addition to pressure the sensor measures its head and signal conditioner temperatures, in order to compensate for the diaphragm deflection and signal conditioner temperature dependences, necessary to reach +/-1% accuracy over the sensor head temperature range of -50oC to 450oC and signal conditioner temperature range of -50oC to 140oC. A high speed microcontroller performs real-time calculations and provides high speed and resolution analog and digital outputs enabling real time control of fuel injection.

Principal Investigator:

Marek T. Wlodarczyk
President&CEO
(734) 451-3480
president@optrand.com

Business Contact:

Marek T. Wlodarczyk
President&CEO
(734) 451-3480
president@optrand.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Optrand Incorporated
46155 5 Mile Rd. Plymouth, MI 48170-

EIN/Tax ID: 383121166
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No