Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 25778
Amount: $647,787.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1996
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
108 W Montgomery Avenue, North Wales, PA, 19454
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Alex S Redner
 (215) 661-0100
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
The objective of the proposed research is to develop a multi-axial balance, based on measurement of bulk-birefringence that develops in selected structural members as result of forces and moments applied. The proposed concept will make possible a balance design that is inherently more rigid, since it operates at a considerably lower stress level than existing strain-gage transducers. As a result, the following advantages will be obtained: - SMALL DEFORMATIONS - REDUCED CROSS-TALK - HIGH SPEED OF RESPONSE - HIGH NATURAL FREQUENCY The bulk-birefringence readout is contactless, required no sensor cementing or wire soldering attachments. Instead, fiber-optic cables will be used to transmit the signal to the readout system for remote measurement of individual force components. As part of the propsed effort, a prototype will be designed and produced. An experimental evaluation will be carried out to quantify the merits of the proposed innovation and to demonstrate the feasibility and performance of the proposed concept.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

Agency Micro-sites

SBA logo
Department of Agriculture logo
Department of Commerce logo
Department of Defense logo
Department of Education logo
Department of Energy logo
Department of Health and Human Services logo
Department of Homeland Security logo
Department of Transportation logo
Environmental Protection Agency logo
National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo
National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government