Determination of Installed Thermocouple Response

Period of Performance: 01/01/1987 - 12/31/1987

$487K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Analysis & Measurement Services Corp.
9111 Cross Park Dr NW
Knoxville, TN 37923
Principal Investigator

Abstract

THE FEASIBILITY OF A NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR IN-SITU RESPONSE TIME TESTING OF THERMOCOUPLES WAS DEMONSTRATED IN PHASE I. THEREFORE, A PHASE II RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM IS PROPOSED TO ELEVATE THE TECHNOLOGY TO ITS FULL POTENTIAL. THE PROGRAM INCLUDES LABORATORY TESTING OF TYPICAL THERMOCOUPLES AND INSTALLATION CONFIGURATIONS, DEVELOPMENT OF TWO PROTOTYPE TEST INSTRUMENTS, FIELD TESTING IN REALISTIC TEST SITUATIONS, SURVEY OF INDUSTRIAL NEEDS, AND DEVELOPMENT OF SENSOR DESIGNS WHICH OPTIMIZE RESPONSE TIME TESTING ACCURACY WITHOUT LOSS OF NORMAL MEASUREMENT CAPABILITY.