DEVELOPMENT OF SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE (SAW) ALTITUDE SENSOR

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Transportation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$299,741.00
Award Year:
1984
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
301
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Amerasia Technology Inc.
12528 Nugent Drive, Granad Hills, CA, 91344
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr. E.j. Staples
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THERE IS A CONSTANT NEED FOR LESS COSTLY AIRCRAFT ALTITUDE SENSORS, FOR WHICH LARGE NUMBERS OF THESE SENSORS ARE REQUIRED. THE PROPOSED PROGRAM IS TO PERFORM STUDIES LEADING TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE (SAW) ALTITUDE SENSOR FOR AVIONICS AIR-DATA INSTRUMENTATION. THE OBJECTIVE OF THE PROPOSED PROGRAM IS TO DEVELOP A HIGH PERFORMANCE ALTITUDE SENSOR WHICH WILL UTILIZE STATE-OF-THE ART SAW TECHNOLOGY. PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS SHOWS THAT SAW SENSOR HAS (1) A DYNAMIC RANGE OF 10(6), THUS GIVING AN ACCURACY OF +1 FEET IN 30,000 FEET, (2) THE ALTITUDE QUANTIZATION RATE OF 0.5 FT/HZ, AND (3) AN EQUIVALENT SAMPLERATE OF 60 KHZ (APPROXIMATELY 2(16) BITS/SEC.)

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