Skin-Friction Sensor for Hypersonic Flows

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,889.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9550-10-C-0091
Award Id:
95013
Agency Tracking Number:
F09B-T32-0107
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF 09TT32
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1777 Highland Drive, Suite B, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
969868298
Principal Investigator:
Dominique Fourguette
Chief Technology Officer
(734) 975-8777
dfourguette@michaero.com
Business Contact:
Peter Tchoryk, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer
(734) 975-8777
ptchoryk@michaero.com
Research Institution:
Southern Methodist University
Volkan Otugen
PO Box 750337
Dallas, TX, 75275
(214) 768-3200
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Michigan Aerospace Corporation proposes to develop an optical MEMS based skin friction sensor specifically designed for hypersonic applications. This instrument will be capable of shear stress resolutions as small as 0.01 Pa, have a high dynamic range, and data rates in excess of 100 Hz. The sensor will be compact and tolerant of the extreme environmental conditions of hypersonic propulsion test facilities. BENEFIT: The technology developed during this project will enable the realization of robust, accurate optical MEMS sensors to characterize the operating conditions of hypersonic and more standard aerospace propulsion systems. These sensors can be integrated into scramjet and other engines for in-flight monitoring. As a result, it will be possible to expand existing operating envelopes, thus enabling the development of more efficient hypersonic and other propulsion systems.

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