A FULL-BANDWIDTH DIRECT PULSE-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 6296
Amount: $49,994.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1069 Elkton Dr, Colorado Springs, CO, 80907
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 THOMAS E LINNENBRINK
 (303) 590-1112
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A UNIQUE, DIRECT PULSE-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER WILL BE DESIGNED AND DEMONSTRATED. IN GENERAL, SIGNAL CONDITIONING FOR TURBINE FLOW METERS AND TACHOMETERS COMMONLY EMPLOY SIGNAL CONVERSIONS TO OBTAIN A DATA FORMAT SUITABLE FOR DIGITAL RECORDING. THE PULSE OUTPUT OF THE TRANSDUCER IS FIRST CONVERTED TO AN ANALOG SIGNAL WHICH THEN UNDERGOES AN ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERSION. THESE CONVERSIONS INTRODUCE ADDITIONAL MEASUREMENT ERRORS WHICH COULD BE ELIMINATED IF A DIRECT, ONE-STEP PULSE-TO-DIGITAL CONVERSION WERE USED. IN ADDITION, THE PROPOSED TECHNIQUE MAINTAINS THE FULL BANDWIDTH OF THE TRANSDUCER. A PROOF-OF-CONCEPT BREADBOARD WILL BE BUILT TO DEMONSTRATE THE PERFORMANCE OF A SINGLE CHANNEL OF THE REQUIRED 30-CHANNEL SYSTEM. THE PRELIMINARY DESIGN OF THE FULL, 30-CHANNEL SYSTEM WILL BE COMPLETED, AND A PLAN WILL BE STRUCTURED TO DEVELOP IT.

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