Remote Data Set Manipulation and Fusion via Bandwidth-Independent Networks

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00024-01-C-4089
Agency Tracking Number:
N011-0547
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
TAO OF SYSTEMS INTEGRATION, INC.
471 McLaws Circle, Suite 1, Williamsburg, VA, 23185
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
840701445
Principal Investigator:
Siva Mangalam
Chairman/CEO
(757) 220-5040
sivasm@aol.com
Business Contact:
Siva Mangalam
Chairman/CEO
(757) 220-5040
sivasm@aol.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A miniaturized, low power and low-volume instrumentation system using waterproofed micro-thin hot-film sensors and large bandwidth constant voltage anemometer will be developed for accurate measurement of speed and direction of underwater vehicles. Theperformance of the proposed innovation will be unaffected by changes in ambient temperatures, depth, and salinity. Sensors will be waterproofed to protect them from corrosive effects of marine environment. The device will have a large built-in redundancyand the design will permit a relatively straightforward handling of biofouling.The proposed innovation is based on flow characteristics and thereby eliminates inherent disadvantages present in conventional techniques based on fluid properties. The proposed innovation will be practically immune to EMI, RFI, and drift. Both the probeand the electronic instrumentation system will be amenable to miniaturization. The weight of the sensor will be negligible while the instrumentation weight will be reduced to a few grams with the use of flexible circuits, with corresponding decrease inpower requirements. In Phase I effort, a number of probe-design configurations will be tested in Tao Systems' high-speed water tunnel to demonstrate the feasibility, accuracy and repeatability of the innovation.Velocity indicator can be used for commercial marine vehicles or in industrial facilities requiring cost-effective flow measurement data.

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