FIBER-OPTIC ICE STRESS SENSOR

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$51,946.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
13460
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Quest Integrated Inc
21414 - 68th Ave S, Kent, WA, 98032
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr Jack J Kolle
(206) 872-9500
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE PROPOSED WORK PROVIDES FOR A DEMONSTRATION OF THE FEASIBILITY OF A NEW TYPE OF FLAT-PLATE STRESS SENSOR FOR OBSERVATION OF SEA-ICE STRESSES. THE SENSOR IS DESIGNED TO MEASURE NORMAL TENSILE AND COMPRESSIVE STRESSES WHILE OVERCOMING THE ACCURACY LIMITATIONS OF EXISTING ICE STRESS MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES. A FIBER-OPTIC TECHNIQUE IS USED TO OBSERVE STRESS. THIS TECHNIQUE PROVIDES A SIMPLE, LOWPOWER ICE STRESS MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUE SUITABLE FOR REMOTE DEPLOYMENT AS PART OF A LONG-TERM PROGRAM FOR MONITORING ARCTIC ENVIRONMENTAL PARAMETERS. THE FEASIBILITY DEMONSTRATION INCLUDES NUMERICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATIONS OF THE PRECISION AND ACCURACY OF THE SENSOR RESPONSE UNDER VARYING CONDITIONS OF TEMPERATURE, TRANSVERSE LOADING, SHEAR LOADING AND ICE MODULUS.

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