DEVELOPMENT OF FREE FIELD TIME-OF-ARRIVAL GAUGES FOR LOW OVERPRESSURES

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 8791
Amount: $49,924.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Ktech Corp
901 Pennsylvania Ave Ne, Albuquerque, NM, 87110
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DAVID A HYNDMAN
 (505) 268-3379
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THE PROPOSED EFFORT WILL DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING THE PIEZOELECTRIC POLYMER POLYVINYLIDENE FLUORIDE (PVF[2]) AS A LOW OVERPRESSURE (1-30PSI) TIME-OF-ARRIVAL (TOA) TRANSDUCER. A SERIES OF SHOCK TUBE CALIBRATION EXPERIMENTS WILL BE PERFORMED ON EXISTING PVF(2) STRESS GAUGES. TWO DIFFERENT PROTOTYPE TOA GAUGE CONFIGURATIONS WILL BE DEVELOPED. CIRCUITRY FOR INTEGRATION OF PVF(2) TRANSDUCERS TO EXISTING AFWL/CERF DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEMS WILL BE DESIGNED. A CONCEPT DEMONSTRATION WILL BE PERFORMED AS AN ADD-ON EXPERIMENT TO A SCHEDULED FIELD TEST. OPTIONS FOR LOW-COST PVF(2) TOA MATERIALS WILL BE EVALUATED.

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