Skin-Friction Sensor for Hypersonic Flows

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-10-C-0091
Agency Tracking Number: F09B-T32-0107
Amount: $99,889.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: AF09-BT32
Solicitation Number: 2009.B
Small Business Information
Michigan Aerospace Corporation
1777 Highland Drive, Suite B, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
DUNS: 969868298
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dominique Fourguette
 Chief Technology Officer
 (734) 975-8777
 dfourguette@michaero.com
Business Contact
 Peter Tchoryk, Jr.
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (734) 975-8777
Email: 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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