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Dynamic Pressure Calibrator for Wind Tunnel Models

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9101-06-C-0199
Agency Tracking Number: F051-296-1002
Amount: $490,073.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-296
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Solicitation Year: 2005
Award Year: 2007
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2006-12-12
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2008-12-12
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
 Duane Cline
 Program Manager
 (714) 224-4410
Business Contact
 Parviz Parhami
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (714) 224-4410
Research Institution

At present carefully placed 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. During Phase I, SARA developed a portable dynamic pressure transducer calibrator that provides output pressures of 150dB SPL over a frequency range of 500 Hz to 5000 Hz. In Phase II SARA will develop a fully integrated calibrator with higher output pressure level and operating frequency range than the Phase I prototype, install the calibrator at AEDC, produce system manuals and train AEDC personnel to operate the calibrator system.

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