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Improved Calibration of Sensors and Instruments used for Measurement of High Speed Flow

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-19-C-0009
Agency Tracking Number: F17A-003-0185
Amount: $749,998.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF17A-T003
Solicitation Number: 17.A
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-03-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-03-15
Small Business Information
100 Remington Blvd
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
United States
DUNS: 078466424
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 George Papadopoulos
 Director for Advanced Programs
 (631) 974-7218
Business Contact
 Robert Bakos
Phone: (631) 793-8439
Research Institution
 University of Maryland
 Danette Boone Danette Boone
Office of Research Administration 3112 Lee Building / 7809 Regents Drive
College Park, NY 20742
United States

 (301) 405-8108
 Nonprofit College or University

The Air Force is looking to improve calibration capabilities for instruments that measure flow and structure behavior in high speed airflows. Of particular interest is the flow regime where aerothermal effects are present, generally at speeds of Mach 5 and higher. High frequency oscillations in the incoming airflow are critical to the flow development around the vehicle so improved calibration for instruments capable of making measurements up to several MHz are of high interest. While current and next generation sensors and instruments may have the ability to measure various parameters of interest for characterizing airflow and structural responses, understanding these measurements and relating them properly to physics-based models depends on accurate instrument calibration throughout the measurement period. Furthermore, with the selection of available sensors increasing as advances are made to bring concepts through the laboratory and into the commercial market, there is a need to have a comprehensive approach to calibration that involves capturing commonalities while having the flexibility of addressing each sensor’s unique aspects.

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