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Non-Intrusive Stress Measurement System for Small Turboshaft Engines

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911W6-05-C-0036
Agency Tracking Number: A043-083-3306
Amount: $69,727.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A04-083
Solicitation Number: 2004.3
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2004-12-13
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2005-06-13
Small Business Information
1750 Country Club Road
Hood River, OR 97031
United States
DUNS: 824737449
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Andreas von Flotow
 (541) 387-2288
Business Contact
 Andreas von Flotow
Title: President
Phone: (541) 387-2288
Research Institution

Hood Technology, along with its partner Williams International, propose to develop, test and supply a Non-Intrusive Stress Measurement System (NSMS) designed specifically for small turboshaft engines. This system will address the issues of these small engines at the sensor, acquisition and software levels, providing a non-proprietary, commercial-based NSMS system tailored for this class of powerplants. The development and live engine testing of a system designed specifically for these engines will produce a common sensing and acquisition platform across a wide variety of applications; create sensors tailored to the temperature, high stress and small installation space required for these engines; develop software and hardware capable of acquiring the low-level and high frequency resonant mode signals peculiar to small turboshaft rotors; and provide a commercial, non-proprietary system capable of delivering NSMS Generation 4 resolution while measuring tip timing and tip clearance both in the laboratory and eventually on operational engines.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

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