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MEASUREMENT OF ICE ACCRETION AND PERSISTANCE AT UNMANNED SITES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
12262
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12262
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Atek Data Corp
2300 Canyon Blvd Boulder, CO 80302
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: MEASUREMENT OF ICE ACCRETION AND PERSISTANCE AT UNMANNED SITES
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,859.00
 

Abstract:

A SIMILAR METHOD TO MEASURING ICE ON A VIBRATING WIRE IS USED TO MEASURE PERSISTENT ICE ON SMALL STRUCTURES. THE MEASURMENT OF VIBRATION OF STRUCTURAL MEMBERS WILL UTILIZE AN ACCELEROMETER; IT PRODUCES A VERY SENSITIVE RESULTS FOR A WIDE DYNAMIC RANGE OF ATTACHED ICE MASS. A SMALL TAPPING MECHANISM WILL BE DEVELOPED TO INDUCE FREQUENCY VIBRATION. SIGNAL CONDITIONING AND PROCESSING ARE PROPOSED, INCLUDING USE OF A MICRO-CONTROLLER, A CRYSTAL CONTROLLED WAVE-LENGTH TIMER AND OTHER APPROACHES. PHASE I WILL CONSIST OF SEVERAL PRIMARY STEPS; 1) SELECTING APPROPRIATE ACCELEROMETERS(S) FOR A VARIETY OF STRUCTURAL MATERIALS TO BE TESTED; 2) ANALYZING THE VARIOUS OPTIONS FOR SIGNAL PROCESSING; 3) SELECTING APPROPRIATE POWER DEVICES; AND 4) PERFORMING BASIC TESTS TO ESTABLISH THE TECHNIQUE AND TO CLEARLY IDENTIFY THE ADDITIONAL RESEARCH NEEDED TO MKE THE PRODUCT COMMERCIALLY VIABLE. A WORKING SYSTEM AND A FINAL REPORT WILL BE PROVIDED.

Principal Investigator:

Geoffrey E Hill
3034495588

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Atek Data Corp
2300 Canyon Blvd Boulder, CO 80302

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