Valve Angular Measurement System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9101-04-M-0021
Agency Tracking Number: F041-291-0431
Amount: $98,948.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: AF04-291
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
511 Clayton Road, Durham, NC, 27703
DUNS: 015247260
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Douglas Kirven
 Chief Scientist
 (919) 596-8487
Business Contact
 Saundra Kirven
Title: President
Phone: (919) 451-4752
Research Institution
We at Sigma-K Corporation will develop an angular valve displacement measurement system that will meet the Phase II measurement specification requirements during the course of the Phase I Work Plan. These specifications will include the following (1)measurement of the angular displacement of a butterfly type valve that has an angular displacement of 90 degrees to an accuracy of 0.01%. (2) Update the angular measurement at 100 Hz and provide a response time of less than 0.01 seconds. (3) The system will use COTS components that can withstand the upper range (140 degrees F) of the temperature requirements. The lower temperature extreme requirement (-10 degrees F) will be met by providing a heater for the enclosed sensor system. Two geometric configuration measurement methods will be investigated during the Phase I Work Plan.

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