Intelligent Fuel Transport Monitor

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9302-19-P-1056
Agency Tracking Number: F191-047-1832
Amount: $147,127.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF191-047
Solicitation Number: 2019.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-08-12
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-08-12
Small Business Information
1891 N Gaffey St Ste 224, San Pedro, CA, 90731
DUNS: 079397155
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Alex Kolessov
 (310) 935-2206
 kolessov@hedgefogresearch.com
Business Contact
 Gary Mikaelian
Phone: (310) 935-2206
Email: gmikaelian@hedgefogresearch.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The problem of measuring the flow of fuel in the testing of military aircraft has, so far, been addressed with the use of conventional inline flowmeters, which require lengthy installation/removal times and substantial modification of the fuel lines to allow sensor insertion.Commercial non-invasive flowmeters do not possess the accuracy and robustness required by the U.S. Air Force in its flight test events. Hedgefog Research Inc. (HFR) proposes to develop a new Intelligent Fuel Transport Monitor (IFTM) technology, which offers dramatically reduced development risks by adopting mature, commercialized technologies for non-intrusively measuring the true fuel mass transport onboard test aircraft. In Phase I of the project, we will demonstrate the basic feasibility of meeting the Air Force performance requirements in IFTM. In Phase II, we plan to acquire the COTS components, integrate the prototype hybrid IFTM sensor with HFRs proprietary software algorithm, and construct a laboratory test bench for carrying out sensor performance characterization.

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