WIDE RANGE FUEL FLOW METER

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$303,000.00
Award Year:
1985
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
1095
Agency Tracking Number:
1095
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
9001 Fullbright Avenue, Chatsworth, CA, 91311
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Milton H. November
(213) 998-8281
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
OBJECTIVES OF THIS PROJECT ARE TO INVESTIGATE TWO INNOVATIIVE DESIGNS FOR TURBINE METERS HAVING AN ACCURACY OF 1% OR BETTER OVER A WIDE RANGE OF FLOW RATES, IN THE AREA OF 140 OR 1 OR BETTER. ANALYSES WILL BE PERFORMED TO DETERMINE THE EXPECTED PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS OF EACH DESIGN, AND ONE DESIGN SELECTED FOR BREADBOARD DESIGN, FABRICATION AND TEST. DESIGNS TO BE STUDIED AND TESTED INCORPORATED NOVEL MEANS FOR OVERCOMING THE VARIOUS DRAG FORCES WHICH LIMIT LINEARITY, ACCURACY AND REPEATABILITY OF TURBINE METERS AT FLOW RATES BELOW THE NORMAL RANGE ACHIEVABLE WITH CONVENTIONAL DESIGNS. A WORKING MODEL WILL BE TESTED FOR ACCURACY, LINEARITY, REPEATABILITY AND RELIABILITY, WITH THE RESULTS EVALUATED FOR FUTURE IMPROVEMENTS AND DEVELOPMENT INTO A PRODUCT SUITED FOR USE BY THE GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE JET ENGINE TESTING FACILITIES. SUCH A METER IS WIDELY NEEDED IN ORDER TO OBTAIN ACCURATE FLOW DATA OVER WIDE RANGES OF FLOW RATES DURING ENGINE ACCELERATION. SEVERAL SIGNIFICANT INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS ARE ALSO ANTICIPATED.

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