FLOWING-GAS THERMOCOUPLE CALIBRATOR

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$52,128.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
6338
Agency Tracking Number:
6338
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
400 Mississippi St, Morgantown, WV, 26505
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DR PAUL J BEKOWIES
(304) 291-6706
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
A PROPOSED HIGH TEMPERATURE THERMOCOUPLE CALIBRATOR FOR USE IN FLOWING GAS STREAMS COMPRISES THREE SUBSYSTEMS: (A) A HOT GAS GENERATOR USING A PLASMA GENERATOR OR FLAT FLAME BURNER AS THE HEAT SOURCE; (B) A LASER DOPPLER VELOCIMETRY SYSTEM FOR MEASURING VELOCITY COMPONENTS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF THE TEST PROBE; (C) A COMPUTERCONTROLLED TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT SYSTEM THAT COMBINES SPECTROSCOPIC (PLANCK'S RADIATION) MEASURMENTS IN THE VISIBLE REGION WITH A MEANS OF REDUCING DIRECT TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT OF THE FLOWING GAS TO THE SIMPLER TASK OF A PRESSURE DETERMINATION NEAR ROOM TEMPERATURE. MAJOR OBJECTIVES OF THE PHASE I WORK ARE TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE PLASMA SOURCE IS SUPERIOR TO A FLAT FLAME BURNER AS A CALIBRATION HEAT SOURCE; TO DEMONSTRATE THAT BETTER CALIBRATIONS ARE OBTAINED WHEN TWO PHYSICALLY DIFFERENT METHODS ARE USED TOGETHER; AND TO SHOW THAT THE LABORATORY PROTOTYPE CAN BE RELIABLY AND CONVENIENTLY OPERATED, THUS OFFERING PROMISE OF A CONVENIENT, COMPACT SYSTEM THAT CAN BE COMMERCIALLY PRODUCED FOR ROUTINE USE.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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