PNEUMATICALLY DE-ICED STRUCTURAL ICE DETECTOR

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$185,894.00
Award Year:
1985
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
47
Agency Tracking Number:
47
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1902 Longshore Drive, Ann Arbor, MI, 48105
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
Charles H. Franklin
(313) 761-2505
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
THE PNEUMATICALLY DE-ICED STRUCTURAL ICE DETECTOR IS DESIGNED TO BE BATTERY OPERATED AND CONSUME VERY LITTLE POWER. THE ICE DETECTOR PROBE AND MOUNTING ARRANGEMENT ARE BOTH PNEUMATICALLY DE-ICED USING GAS OPERATED RUBBER DE-ICER BOOTS. THE PRESSURE IS SUPPLIED BY A COMPRESSED DRY VITROGEN GAS TANK. THE ICE DETECTOR WILL MEASURE THE WEIGHT OF ICE FORMING ON THE PROBE; IT CAN ALSO MEASURE THE LOADS ON THESE ICE FORMATIONS IN AZIMUTH AND TORSIONAL WIND LOADS THROUGHT VERTICAL AXIS OF THE ICE DETECTOR. THESE LOADS WILL BE MEASURED BY A FORCE TRANSDUCER LOCATED BETWEEN THE PROBE AND THE MOUNTING SUPPORT. THE PROBE AND MOUNTING SUPPORT WILL BE DE-ICED PERIODICALLY, DEPENDING ON THE WEIGHT OF ICE ACCUMULATED ON THE PROBE, AND THE INSRUMENTATION PACKAGE WILL RECORD ALL FUNCTIONS OF THE ICE DETECTOR ALL THIS DATA WILL BE TIMECODED.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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