Innovative Solutions for Propellant Temperature Sensing for Future Munitions

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$99,997.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15QKN-12-C-0093
Agency Tracking Number:
A121-056-0378
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, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
927258277
Principal Investigator:
Donald Yuhas
President
(630) 236-5901
dyuhas@imsysinc.com
Business Contact:
Donald Yuhas
President
(630) 236-5901
dyuhas@imsysinc.com
Research Institution:
Stub




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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