Blade Vibration Measurement System for Unducted Fans

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX10CE86P
Agency Tracking Number: 095786
Amount: $99,895.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: A4.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
11 Apollo Drive, Whippany, NJ, 07981-1423
DUNS: 015334899
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Eric Olson
 Principal Investigator
 (973) 326-9920
 ejo@mechsol.com
Business Contact
 Michael Platt
Title: Princpal Investigator
Phone: (973) 326-9920
Email: mjp@mechsol.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
With propulsion research programs focused on new levels of efficiency and noise, there are two emerging avenues for advanced gas turbine technology: the geared turbofan and ultra-high bypass ratio fan engines. Both of these candidates are being pursued as collaborative research projects between NASA and the engine OEMs. The high bypass concept from GE Aviation is an unducted fan which features a bypass ratio of over thirty, along with the accompanying benefits in fuel efficiency. The innovation being developed in this project is improvement is the test and measurement capabilities of the fan blade dynamic response. In the course of this project, Mechanical Solutions, Inc. (MSI) will work with GE Aviation to define the requirements for fan blade measurements, to leverage MSI's radar-based system for compressor and turbine blade monitoring, and to develop, validate and deliver a non-contacting blade vibration measurement system for unducted fans.

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