LOW-POWER HOT-FILM ANEMOMETER FOR TACTICAL WIND SENSOR

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$49,689.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
9165
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Sutron Corp
2190 Fox Mill Rd, Herndon, VA, 22071
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
GERALD J CALHOUN
(703) 471-0810
Business Contact:
() -
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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