Triple-pulse Particle Image Velocimeter for the Simultaneous Measurement of the Velocity and Acceleration Fields of Fluid and Flexible Structure under

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-12-M-0355
Agency Tracking Number: N12A-011-0283
Amount: $149,909.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: N12A-T011
Solicitation Number: 2012.A
Small Business Information
5100 Springfield Street, Suite 301, Dayton, OH, -
DUNS: 782766831
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Sivaram Gogineni
 (937) 266-9570
Business Contact
 Sivaram Gogineni
Title: President
Phone: (937) 266-9570
Research Institution
 Arizona State University
 Ronald J Adrian
 342 Engg. Research Center
Tempe, AZ, 85287-6106
 (480) 965-6469
 Nonprofit college or university
An advanced optical instrument is proposed with the capabilities of distinguishing between fluid and solid components of an image and measuring the velocity field and acceleration field of each. The design is based on the well known and robustly practiced principles of particle image velocimetry, but by introducing a third light pulse it produces a fundamental innovation that both enables the measurement of acceleration fields and improves the accuracy and spatial resolution of the velocity measurement. A prototype instrument will be constructed and tested in two flows fields having steady and unsteady accelerations using software that will be written as part of the development. The PIV interrogation analysis will implement a third order correlation method that has been shown to yield order of magnitude performance improvements over second order correlation, the long standing standard of PIV. The system is amenable to realization is a low cost design that eliminates lasers and expensive PIV cameras. Phase I development will demonstrate feasibility of image segmentation, triple pulse imaging, third order correlation and implementation of the software.

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