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

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$499,000.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
5184
Agency Tracking Number:
5184
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2300 Walden Ave, Buffalo, NY, 14225
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
DR. GEORGE W. TREGAY
INVESTIGATOR
() -
Research Institute:
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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