DURABLE, FAST-RESPONSE, OPTICAL-FIBER TEMPERATURE SENSOR USABLE FROM 200 TO 1700 CELSIUS

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 5184
Amount: $499,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2300 Walden Ave, Buffalo, NY, 14225
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
 DR. GEORGE W. TREGAY
Title: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
CONAX BUFFALO CORPORATION WILL USE AN INDUSTRIAL PROCESS CONTROL APPROACH, RATHER THAN A RESEARCH LAB APPROACH, TO DEVELOP A DURABLE, FAST-RESPONSE, OPTICAL-FIBER TEMPERATURE SENSOR. SAPPHIRE LIGHT GUIDE SENSORS HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED PREVIOUSLY BUT CANNOT PROVIDE EROSION RESISTANCE AND RAPID RESPONSE SIMULTANEOUSLY. CONAX HAS DEVELOPED A PROBE GEOMETRY WHICH WILL PROVIDE BOTH RAPID RESPONSE AND A HARD SHELL FOR DURABILITY. FEATURES OF THE PROBE INCLUDE: RUGGEDIZED FOR GAS TURBINE USE 10-100 MILLISECOND RESPONSE TIME SUSTAINED OPERATION UP TO 1700 CELSIUS INHERENT IMMUNITY TO LIGHTING AND OTHER EMI. EXPERIENCE GAINED OVER 25 YEARS WITH HIGH-RELIABILITY TEMPERATURE SENSORS WILL BE USED BY CONAX TO DEVELOP THE PROBE ELEMENT IN PHASE I. THE PHASE II EFFORT WILL DEVELOP A PROTOTYPE OF THE COMPLETE TEMPERATURE SENSOR SYSTEM INCLUDING MICROPROCESSOR CONTROL UNIT AND CONNECTOR, SEAL AND CABLE SUITABLE FOR -55 TO 260 CELSIUS.

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