LASER DOPPLER FUEL FLOWMETER

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$49,906.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
15502
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Optra Inc
66 Cherry Hill Drive, Beverly, MA, 01915
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Andrew Lintz
Principal Investigator
(508) 921-2100
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
OPTRA PROPOSES THE DEVELOPMENT OF A LASER DOPPLER FUEL FLOWMETER WITH ZERO PRESSURE DROP. THE SENSOR WILL USE A TECHNIQUE SIMILAR TO CONVENTIONAL LASER DOPPLER VELOCIMETRY (LDV) TO DIRECTLY MEASURE FLUID VELOCITY AT THE CENTER OF THE FUEL LINE. THE NON-INTRUSIVE SENSOR USES A SOLID STATE LASER DIODE SOURCE AND SILICON DETECTORS SO THAT A COMPACT, RUGGED, AND RELATIVELY LOW COST PACKAGE COULD HE DESIGNED FORINSTALLATION IN OPERATIONAL AIRCRAFT. OPTRA-S UNIQUE OPTICAL CONFIGURATION AND ROBUST SIGNAL PROCESSING ALGORITHMS WILL ALLOW LOW TECHNIQUES, WHICH HAVE UNTIL NOW BEEN EXPENSIVE LABORATORY RESEARCH DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEMS, TO BE IMPLEMENTED INTO A SIMPLE NONINTRUSIVE AND INEXPENSIVE FLOWMETER WITH HIGH ACCURACY DESIRED FOR ALL AIRCRAFT PROPULSION SYSTEMS.

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