Hot Gun Barrel Detector for Navy Guns

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00178-03-C-1081
Award Id:
69809
Agency Tracking Number:
N031-0505
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2760 Beverly Dr., #4, Aurora, IL, 60504
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
927258277
Principal Investigator:
DonaldYuhas
President
(630) 236-5901
dyuhas@imsysinc.com
Business Contact:
MarjoriePassini Yuhas
President
(630) 236-5901
myuhas@imsysinc.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The Navy has a critical need to measure the temperature at critical areas on the inner bore surfaces of large guns in order to insure appropriate action is taken in case of misfire. In this Phase I proposal we develop and validate an ultrasonic sensor system concept that is capable of measuring temperatures near the barrel inner diameter at critical locations. The method is based on tomographic data analysis of ultrasonic data collected from multiple sensor positions located on the exterior of the barrel. In the Phase I proposal we conduct a series of laboratory studies to validate the concept and demonstrate that we can achieve better than a 5 degree Centigrade measurement precision near the inner diameter of the bore. Sucessful demonstration of the concept and measurement methods in the Phase I program will provide the basis for the full-scale prototype systems to be completed in Phase II. This technology is applicable to high temperature monitoring problems in inaccessible, high shock environments. Examples are control of industrial processes such as steel forging, casting and power generation.

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