Measurement of Angular Valve Displacement in High Vibration Environments

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9101-05-C-0035
Agency Tracking Number: F041-291-1288
Amount: $748,718.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solitcitation Year: 2004
Solitcitation Topic Code: AF04-291
Solitcitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
13029 Danielson Street, Suite 200, Poway, CA, 92064
Duns: 097858836
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Chuck Hahm
 Principal Investigator
 (858) 679-4140
Business Contact
 Nicholas Brunski
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (858) 679-4140
Research Institution
The objective of this SBIR is to develop a prototype angular valve measurement system designed to provide accurate and reliable readings in a high-vibration environment. Our Phase 1 effort concluded with a successful live demonstration of the technology upon which this SBIR 2 proposal is based. In addition to meeting or exceeding Phase 2 technical objectives defined by AEDC, we believe that our proposed measurement system has a number of features that provide significant value and cost savings to AEDC. This SBIR 2 proposal describes our plan for the development of a prototype based upon the technology demonstrated during Phase 1. The prototype developed during Phase 2 will be installed for live in-service testing on the wind tunnel facilities at AEDC. Among the cost-saving features of IAC True Non-Contact Measurement System are: • True Non-Contact Measurement Increases reliability by eliminating vulnerable mechanical coupling between valve and sensor. • Valve Health Monitoring Facilitates preventive maintenance in order to avoid costly in-service failures • Self-Calibration Reduces cost of installation and periodic recalibration.

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