LAMINAR/TURBULENT FLOW DETECTOR

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 5538
Amount: $59,695.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Aptek Inc
2862 S Circle Dr - Ste 346, Colorado Springs, CO, 80906
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 ANTHONY W RASKOB JR
 (303) 576-8100
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL BOUNDARY LAYER ACOUSTIC MONITOR (BLAM) PROGRAM PRODUCED BLAM GAUGES WHICH WERE USED ON MINUTEMAN FLIGHTS TO TEST FLOW AROUND RE-ENTRY VEHICLES (RV), AND DETECT THE LOCATION OF THE TRANSITION TO TURBULENT FLOW. IT IS POSTULATED THAT THESE BLAM GAUGES CAN BE RECONFIGURED TO OPERATE TO DETECT TURBULENT FLOW IN WATER TUNNELS. IN ORDER TO EFFECT THIS REDESIGN, THE WATER TUNNEL ENVIRONMENT, AS IT COMPARES TO THE RV ENVIRONMENT AND THE IMPACT THIS DIFFERENCE MAKES, MUST BE EVALUATED. STARTING WITH EXISTING HANDBOOKS, A TYPICAL WATER TUNNEL ENVIRONMENT WILL BE MODELED. THE BLAM GAUGE WILL BE REDESIGNED SO AS TO OPTOMIZE IT'S FUNCTION IN THE WATER ENVIRONMENT.

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