Wide Range Flow and Heat Flux Sensors for In-Flight Flow Characterization

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,968.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX10CF55P
Agency Tracking Number:
090056
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
T2
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Tao of Systems Integration, Inc.
144 Research Drive, Hampton, VA, 23666
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
840701445
Principal Investigator:
Arun Mangalam
Principal Investigator
() -
arun@taosystems.us
Business Contact:
Siva Mangalam
Business Official
(757) 220-5040
Research Institution:
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

1880 Pratt Drive, Suite 2006
Blacksburg, VA, 24060-
(540) 231-5281
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The tracking of critical flow features (CFFs) such as stagnation point, flow separation, shock, and transition in flight provides insight into actual aircraft performance/safety. Sensing of these CFFs across flight regimes involves numerous challenges such as a wide temperature/pressure range from subsonic to hypersonic flows. Tao Systems, Mesoscribe Technologies and Virginia Tech propose to develop a novel direct-write sensor architecture for the in-flight measurement of skin friction and heat flux that is survivable to temperatures exceeding 1000 deg. C while simultaneously providing fast response necessary for real-time signal processing to obtain CFFs. As a consequence, this technology will extend the utility of CFFs for aeroservoelastic control from subsonic to supersonic and hypersonic flows, as well as provide test information from experiments in flight.

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