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Flow-Field Seeding Techniques for Large Transonic Wind Tunnels

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
79191
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-297-3719
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aero Systems Engineering, Inc.
358 East Fillmore Avenue St. Paul, MN -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Flow-Field Seeding Techniques for Large Transonic Wind Tunnels
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9101-06-M-0124
Award Amount: $99,489.00
 

Abstract:

Optical measurements including laser velocimetry (LV), particle image velocimetry (PIV), and other similar techniques are becoming a more important part of aerodynamic testing. However their implementation into large production wind tunnels is severely hindered by difficulties with flow seeding. Phase I of this program will focus on the problem of seed delivery and dispersal into a transonic stream over the small area of interest. This will limit facility contamination to minimum levels but requires a device to be installed near (or just upstream) of the test section to locate the seed distribution nozzle(s). The effect on flow quality will be evaluated as well. If this proves successful, Phase II will focus on the problem of implementing a system that can be easily installed/removed in a typical large transonic wind tunnel.

Principal Investigator:

Peter Chu
Manager Aero Thermal Engineering
6512201207
pchu@aerosysengr.com

Business Contact:

Stevn R. Hedberg
CFO & Secretary
6512201222
shedberg@aerosysengr.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AERO SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, INC.
358 East Fillmore Avenue St. Paul, MN 55107

EIN/Tax ID: 410913117
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No