FLOWING-GAS THERMOCOUPLE CALIBRATOR

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 6338
Amount: $52,128.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
400 Mississippi St, Morgantown, WV, 26505
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DR PAUL J BEKOWIES
 (304) 291-6706
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
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.

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