PNEUMATICALLY DE-ICED STRUCTURAL ICE DETECTOR

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 47
Amount: $185,894.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1985
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Franklin Engineering Co., Inc.
1902 Longshore Drive, Ann Arbor, MI, 48105
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
 Charles H. Franklin
Phone: (313) 761-2505
Research Institution
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.

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