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Skin-Friction Sensor for Hypersonic Flows

Award Information

Department of Defense
Air Force
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF 09TT32
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Michigan Aerospace Corporation
1777 Highland Drive, Suite B Ann Arbor, MI 48108-2285
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Skin-Friction Sensor for Hypersonic Flows
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-10-C-0091
Award Amount: $99,889.00


Michigan Aerospace Corporation proposes to develop an optical MEMS based skin friction sensor specifically designed for hypersonic applications. This instrument will be capable of shear stress resolutions as small as 0.01 Pa, have a high dynamic range, and data rates in excess of 100 Hz. The sensor will be compact and tolerant of the extreme environmental conditions of hypersonic propulsion test facilities. BENEFIT: The technology developed during this project will enable the realization of robust, accurate optical MEMS sensors to characterize the operating conditions of hypersonic and more standard aerospace propulsion systems. These sensors can be integrated into scramjet and other engines for in-flight monitoring. As a result, it will be possible to expand existing operating envelopes, thus enabling the development of more efficient hypersonic and other propulsion systems.

Principal Investigator:

Dominique Fourguette
Chief Technology Officer

Business Contact:

Peter Tchoryk, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer
Small Business Information at Submission:

Michigan Aerospace Corporation
1777 Highland Drive Suite B Ann Arbor, MI 48108

EIN/Tax ID: 383323642
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Southern Methodist University
PO Box 750337
Dallas, TX 75275
Contact: Volkan Otugen
Contact Phone: 2147683200