Cost-Effective Gas Flow Data Sensors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Contract: HDTRA2-10-C-0001
Agency Tracking Number: T081-007-0059
Amount: $749,995.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solitcitation Year: 2008
Solitcitation Topic Code: DTRA08-007
Solitcitation Number: 2008.1
Small Business Information
Exquadrum, Inc
12130 Rancho Road, Adelanto, CA, 92301
Duns: 126112387
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Eric Schmidt
 Vice President & COO
 (760) 246-0279
 eric.schmidt@exquadrum.com
Business Contact
 Kevin Mahaffy
Title: President & CEO
Phone: (760) 246-0279
Email: kevin.mahaffy@exquadrum.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Current high energy, multi-room test facilities operated in support of Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) efforts suffer from a lack of robust sensors that can provide a cost-effective approach to obtaining dynamic pressure induced gas flows during internal detonations events. Exquadrum, Inc proposes a new sensor package that utilizes existing piezoelectric sensor technologies, but incorporates new “clean sheet” design methodologies for the sensor housing and sensor ports in order to focus on producing an extremely cost-effective design. Exquadrum’s successfully demonstrated Phase I 1D prototype sensor will be extended under the Phase II to capture both gas flow velocity and direction. Empirical data shows that tested sensor can survive the detonation event, yet maintain the fidelity required to capture gas flow data in the slower flow field. The Phase II program will test the new 2D sensor in a shock tube facility using a chemical detonation and at a government facility to obtain the most relevant environment possible.

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