Innovative Solutions for Propellant Temperature Sensing for Future Munitions

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15QKN-12-C-0093
Agency Tracking Number: A121-056-0378
Amount: $99,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: A12-056
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
Industrial Measurement Systems Inc.
2760 Beverly Dr., #4, Au, IL, -
DUNS: 927258277
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Donald Yuhas
 President
 (630) 236-5901
 dyuhas@imsysinc.com
Business Contact
 Donald Yuhas
Title: President
Phone: (630) 236-5901
Email: dyuhas@imsysinc.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
In this Phase I program, we develop and validate an acoustic concept that is capable of measuring interior temperatures in complex munitions propellants. The measurement technique is based on ultrasonic thermometry methods. Using sensors located on the exterior surface, the variation in propagation time is used to estimate the internal temperature. No modification of the component is required. In laboratory studies we address the issues of echo identification, optimal operating frequency, coupling, calibration, and repeatability. A series of laboratory studies validate the concept and demonstrate the potential for implementation for real-time monitoring of internal temperature. Successful demonstration of the concept and measurement methods in the Phase I program will provide the basis for full-scale prototype systems to be completed in Phase II

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