TRISERVICES THERMAL FLASH FACILITY

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 801
Amount: $49,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1984
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Los Alamos Technical Assoc, In
1650 Trinity Drive, P.o. 410, Los Alamos, NM, 87544
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DR. MARVIN HOFFMAN
 (505) 662-9080
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
AN IMPROVED TECHNIQUE FOR MEASURING THE FRONT-SURFACE TEMPERATURE OF SAMPLES BEING TESTED AT THE TRI-SERVICES THERMAL RADIATION TEST FACILITY, WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, IS PROPOSED. THE NEW METHOD WILL BE DESIGNED TOTAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SPECTRAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THIS FACILITY. RADIATION PYROMETRY HAS BEEN SELECTED AS THE ONLY VIABLE TECHNIQUE THAT CAN PROPERLY MEASURE THE SURFACE TEMPERATURE BECAUSE IT IS CAPABLE OF MEASURING VERY HIGH TEMPERATURES, DOES NOT REQUIRE CONTACT WITH THE SURFACE, HAS A VERY SHORT TIME CONSTANT, AND CAN TAKE MEASUREMENT AT VARIOUS DISTANCES FROM THE SAMPLE. A PROTOTYPE RADIATION PYROMETRY DEVICE WILL BE DISIGNED AND FABRICATED FOR THE FACILITY. IT WILL BE TESTED TO VERIFY THAT THE PROPOSED DESIGN OBJECTIVES HAVE BEEN MET. A CALIBRATION TECHNIQUE WILL BE DEVELOPED AND DOCUMENTED FOR USE WITH THE SYSTEM.

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