LOW-POWER HOT-FILM ANEMOMETER FOR TACTICAL WIND SENSOR

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 9165
Amount: $49,689.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2190 Fox Mill Rd, Herndon, VA, 22071
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 GERALD J CALHOUN
 (703) 471-0810
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
SUTRON CORPORATION WILL MODIFY THE SENSOR HEAD OF AN AIR FORCE AN/FMQ-13(V) HOT FILM SENSOR TO OPERATE ON 12-VOLT POWER. THE SERIAL DIGITAL OUTPUT WILL BE MODIFIED TO PROVIDE WIND SPEED, WIND DIRECTION, BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, AND AIR TEMPERATURE TO AN IBM-PC OR COMPATIBLE. WIND TUNNEL EXPERIMENTS WILL BE CONDUCTED TO DETERMINE ACCURACY CRITERIA FOR OPERATION AT LOW (10 AND 20 DEGREE C) OVERHEAT TEMPERATURES. A 12-VOLT POWER SUPPLY WILL BE DEVELOPED WHICH MINIMIZES POWER CONSUMPTION AT LOW OVERHEATS. TESTS WILL BE CONDUCTED TO EVALUATE POWER SAVINGS FROM SOFTWARE-CONTROLLED VARIABLE OVERHEAT OPERATION AND SOFTWARE-CONTROLLED SAMPLING. A POWER BUDGET WILL BE DEVELOPED FOR AN ALL CMOS, LOW-OVERHEAT DESIGN. DELIVERABLES INCLUDING THE MODIFIED SENSOR HEAD, DOCUMENTATION FOR THE SERIAL INTERFACE, AND A TEST REPORT SUMMARIZING THE WORK AND RESULT.

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