Non-Invasive Model Attitude and Deformation Measurement

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9101-07-C-0021
Agency Tracking Number: F061-298-4290
Amount: $1,980,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-298
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
1937 A Oak Park Blvd., Pleasant Hill, CA, 94523
DUNS: 024973591
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kan Anant
 Principal Engineer
 (510) 638-5035
Business Contact
 Tracy McSheery
Title: President, CEO
Phone: (650) 281-7796
Research Institution
PhaseSpace's objective is to track the position and attitude of wind tunnel models, along with the wing vibrations and deformations, with minimal modifications to the model. Using a modified PhaseSpace tracking system, and newly developed software, PhaseSpace demonstrated in Phase I that it is possible to track reflective stickers applied to a model from 2 to 3 meter distances with resolutions down to 100 microns at 240 hertz. In Phase II, PhaseSpace plans to show that this approach is viable in the wind tunnel environment, along with software-driven improved contrast enhancement to filter out “noise” (extraneous reflected light). As a stretch goal, PhaseSpace will attempt to increase the speed and the effective resolution to within 25 microns at camera frame rates of 480 hertz- 1000 hertz, which will result in an effective sampling rate of 120 hertz to 250 hertz. PhaseSpace will develop custom software to run on an MS Windows ® based platform to output the rigid body positions and attitudes along with wing deformations.

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