DEVELOPMENT OF SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE (SAW) ALTITUDE SENSOR

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 301
Amount: $299,741.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1984
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
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. E.j. Staples
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Business Contact
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Research Institution
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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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