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Dynamic Pressure Calibrator for Wind Tunnel Models

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9101-05-M-0020
Agency Tracking Number: F051-296-1002
Amount: $99,896.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-296
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Solicitation Year: 2005
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2005-05-19
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2005-09-18
Small Business Information
6300 Gateway Dr.
Cypress, CA 90630
United States
DUNS: 614108918
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jay Cleckler
 Principal Investigator
 (714) 224-4410
Business Contact
 James Wes
Title: President
Phone: (714) 224-4410
Research Institution

At present carefully arranged arrays of dynamic pressure transducers placed on, within and around wind tunnel models must be calibrated prior to testing. Failure to calibrate properly has the potential to negate some fraction of test results. Current calibration techniques are inconvenient and expensive. Products for dynamic calibration exist, but they are not hand portable and are also not amenable to testing sensors already integrated into models. Two methods with the potential for developing into compact dynamic calibrators for transducers embedded in and around wind tunnel models are proposed. One of the two concepts involves an impulse response method and the other a continuous wave calibration approach. One concept is to be chosen from among the two for `bench-top' development, testing and analysis during the first months of the Phase I effort.

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