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Blade Vibration Measurement System for Unducted Fans

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
95544
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
095786
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
A4
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Mechanical Solutions, Inc.
11 Apollo Drive Whippany, NJ 07981-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Blade Vibration Measurement System for Unducted Fans
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX10CE86P
Award Amount: $99,895.00
 

Abstract:

With propulsion research programs focused on new levels of efficiency and noise, there are two emerging avenues for advanced gas turbine technology: the geared turbofan and ultra-high bypass ratio fan engines. Both of these candidates are being pursued as collaborative research projects between NASA and the engine OEMs. The high bypass concept from GE Aviation is an unducted fan which features a bypass ratio of over thirty, along with the accompanying benefits in fuel efficiency. The innovation being developed in this project is improvement is the test and measurement capabilities of the fan blade dynamic response. In the course of this project, Mechanical Solutions, Inc. (MSI) will work with GE Aviation to define the requirements for fan blade measurements, to leverage MSI's radar-based system for compressor and turbine blade monitoring, and to develop, validate and deliver a non-contacting blade vibration measurement system for unducted fans.

Principal Investigator:

Eric Olson
Principal Investigator
9733269920
ejo@mechsol.com

Business Contact:

Michael J. Platt
Princpal Investigator
9733269920
mjp@mechsol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Mechanical Solutions, Inc.
11 Apollo Drive Whippany, NJ 07981

EIN/Tax ID: 223476647
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No