AIRCRAFT ENGINE TURBINE INSTRUMENTATION

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 6206
Amount: $49,909.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Opcoa Inc
1201 N Broadway, Santa Ana, CA, 92701
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DR WILLIAM H QUICK
 (714) 558-7377
Business Contact
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Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
WITH THE RECENT, RAPID ACCELERATION IN THE GROWTH OF FIBER OPTIC TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS, IT SEEMS LOGICAL THAT ALL-OPTICAL SENSORS WILL BE THE NEXT GENERATION OF SENSORS--NOT JUST FOR TEMPERATURE AND PRESSURE BUT FOR A VARIETY OF PARAMETERS, INCLUDING STRESS, DISPLACEMENT, LIQUID LEVEL, ETC. TO DEMONSTRATE THE OPTICAL SENSOR CONCEPT, A PRESURE SENSOR WILL BE DESIGNED AND FABRICATED FOR APPLICATION IN THE EMP/EMI, HIGH-TEMPERATURE CONDITIONS OF TURBINE ENGINE TEST INSTRUMENTATION. THE SENSOR CONSISTS OF A BROADBAND LIGHT SOURCE COUPLED INTO AN OPTICAL FIBER WHICH TRANSMITS THIS BROADBAND SPECTRUM TO THE REMOTE SENSOR ELEMENT. THE SENSOR ELEMENT IS A VARIABLE GAP FABRYPEROT CAVITY WHICH MODULATES THE REFLECTED SPECTRUM ACCORDING TO GAP DIMENSION. THE REFLECTED SPECTRUM IS FIBER-TRANSMITTED BACK TO A MICROPROCESSOR BASED, COLOR DEMODULATION SYSTEM. THIS COLOR DEMODULA-TION IS ACCOMPLISHED BY PRISM DISPERSION OVER A CHARGE-COUPLED-DEVICE (CCD). THE MICROPROCESSOR USES KALMAN FILTERING TO ANALYZE AND CONVERT THE SPECTRAL DATA TO PRESSURE.

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