Analog differential pressure measurement for vehicle diagnostics
Award last edited on: 11/21/2002

Sponsored Program
Awarding Agency
DOD : Army
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Principal Investigator
H M Spivack

Company Information

West Coast Research Corporation

1527 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Location: Single
Congr. District: 36
County: Los Angeles

Phase I

Contract Number: 08015
Start Date: 00/00/00    Completed: 00/00/00
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An exploratory development to provide for differential pressure measurement integral with diagnostic connector assemblies (DCAS) is described. Emphasis will be placed on miniature strain gage transducers based on semiconductor technology as well as standard foil gage installations. From a relatively large library of special designs for miniaturization and complex configurations, the offeror proposes to adapt a range of pressure measuring devices to the geometry of current and planned dcas configurations. The designs which are planned will be fabricated and tested, and feasibility will be demonstrated

Phase II

Contract Number: 08015
Start Date: 00/00/00    Completed: 00/00/00
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An extended effort is proposed to achieve an optimum design for an analog output differential pressure transducer. The transducer is intended for incorporation in the diagnostic connector assembly vehicle monitoring program of the u.s. Army tank command. Research is to be pursued in optimizing the final product with reference to materials of construction and fabrication processes to yield the lowest cost for an accurate transducer intended for long service life in a field vehicle environment. Continuous analog measurement of pressure losses in internal combustion engines and hydraulic components advances the capability for preventive maintenance, timely replacement and enhanced serviceability of mobile vehicles.