SBIR 95-1 SOLICITATION
AUTOMATED HOT-WIRE ANEMOMETER INSTRUMENTATION SYSTEM FOR IN- FLIGHT VELOCITY FLOW FIELD MEASUREMENTS
An automated hot-wire anemometer instrumentation system will be developed for
in-flight measurements of three-dimensional boundary-layer velocity flowfields
on aircraft wing surfaces. The proposed system automatically adjusts to changes
in flight environment, be relatively immune to Radio Frequency Interference,
with capability to measure mean and fluctuating components and resolving mass-flow
and temperature components as well. The proposed system will be particularly suitable
for conducting high-speed flight tests to establish bench mark data for CFD code
validation. Such an instrument will be invaluable for flow diagnostics for transition
detection, investigation of boundary-layer instability, flow separation, shock,
and other critical aerodynamic flow characteristics.
Potential Commercial Applications:
A routine flight test instrument will be available for validating
CFD codes. Such an instrument will enhance understanding the flowfields
for design of better performance aircraft which is continuously sought
which in turn will produce safer and economical flight vehicles. The instrument
can also be used for atmospheric turbulence measurements in addition to
highly productive ground based tests like in wind tunnels as well.
Name and Address of Offeror:
Tao of Systems Integration, Inc.
22 Enterprise Pkwy., Suite 150
Hampton, VA 23666
Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) &
Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR) Programs
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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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Updated: Feb. 7, 1996