Sakor Technologies has been awarded a grant from the Small Company Innovation Program (SCIP) for research to develop a thermal transient anemometer (TTA), a device used to measure airflow moving through a running vehicle. The TTA will enhance the ability to assess heat rejection.
The TTA will offer superior testing accuracy, speed and reliability compared with other air flow measurement methods. It will have a slim profile with a cell grid that fits easily behind the vehicle’s radiator, covering the entire air path so it can properly measure integrated air flow across the entire system, as well as flow through each segment. This can be used to look at flows in different areas that correspond to vehicle components. After testing a vehicle with the TTA, designers can then use three-dimensional modeling data to determine what might be causing any air flow blockages found.
Sakor is working closely with MSU to commercialize the technology, with several major OEMs expressing interest.
June 20, 2016