External Pipe Sound Pressure Level Sensor

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-10-M-0353
Agency Tracking Number: N10A-016-0316
Amount: $69,995.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N10A-T016
Solicitation Number: 2010.A
Small Business Information
Applied Physical Sciences Corp.
475 Bridge Street, Suite 100, Groton, CT, 06340
DUNS: 112716357
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Matthew Conti
 Principal Investigator
 (781) 861-2039
 mconti@aphysci.com
Business Contact
 David Horne
Title: Sr Vice President/CFO
Phone: (860) 448-3253
Email: dhorne@aphysci.com
Research Institution
 Pennsylvania State University
 Steve Hambric
 Applied Research Laboratory
PO Box 30
State College, PA, 16804
 (814) 863-3030
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Applied Physical Sciences (APS) and the Pennsylvania State University Applied Research Laboratory (ARL/PSU) will collaborate in the development of a novel sensor system to measure the low frequency acoustic pressures within a fluid-filled pipe. The proposed concept improves upon the Navy’s current Array Based Acoustic Measurement (ABAM) system for laboratory characterization of full-scale piping components. The initial trade study will consider a range of sensing options including discrete sensor arrays and conformal sensors consisting of film and fiber wraps. The trades will balance sensitivity to the acoustic pressures against rejection of non-acoustically driven response, structural response, weight, cost, and ease of application in a shipboard environment. The design effort will leverage the team’s significant experience with measurements and modeling of pipe structural-acoustic response, as well as experience developing sensors for many of the Navy’s most challenging applications.

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