DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT CONSIDERATIONS FOR AN IMPROVED AND UPGRADED WIND TUNNEL AT DPG

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 6252
Amount: $49,582.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Physical Dynamics Inc
Po Box 1883, San Diego, CA, 92038
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DR WILLIAM T KREISS
 (619) 457-3201
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THE PERFORMANCE OF ATMOSPHERIC SAMPLERS IS CRUCIAL TO THE ANALYSES AND INTERPRETATION OF DISPOSAL AND REACTION-RATE TRAIL DATA FOR CBW MATERIALS AND OBSCURANTS. ROUTINE CALIBRATION OF SENSOR/SAMPLER IS PERFORMED PRIOR TO DEPLOYMENT IN SUPPORT OF FIELD TRIALS. PRESENTLY SENSOR/SAMPLERS COLLECTION EFFICIENCY AND PERFORMANCE IS DETERMINED AT DPG USING A WIND TUNNEL WHICH IS NOT STATE-OF-THE-ART AND WHICH PRODUCES RESULTS THAT ARE SUBJECT TO NUMEROUS UNCERTAINTIES. CURRENT AND PROJECTED MILITARY OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUCH THAT IMPROVEDCALIBRATION RELIABILITY OVER A BROAD RANGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS IS NECESSARY. TO ACCOMMODATE THIS REQUIREMENT, DPG IS SEEKING TO UPGRADE OR REPLACE THEIR CURRENT WIND TUNNEL. A WIND TUNNEL THAT WOULD MEET ALL OF THE CALIBRATION AND TESTING REQUIREMENTS OF DPG HAS ALREADY BEEN DESIGNED, CONSTRUCTED, AND PERFORMANCE-EVALUATED. IT IS HEREIN PROPOSED THAT ITS DESIGN, AND THE LESSONS LEARNED IN ITS EVALUATION, BE APPLIED TO THE UPGRADING OF THE DPG WIND TUNNEL TO PRODUCE A STATE-OF-THE-ART, MICROPROCESSOR-CONTROLLED CALIBRATION AND TESTING FACILITY.

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