Final Report: Full Scale AnemometerEPA Contract Number: EPD11050
Title: Full Scale Anemometer
Investigators: McCammon, Patrick
Small Business: SkySight Technologies LLC
EPA Contact: Manager, SBIR Program
Project Period: March 1, 2011 through August 31, 2011
Project Amount: $80,000
RFA: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) - Phase I (2011) RFA Text | Recipients Lists
Research Category: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) , SBIR - Air Pollution
This research has developed an innovative anemometer that fills the technological gap for measuring real time airflow exhaust rates from large diameter fans used in Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) and other industrial applications. This small, lightweight, and inexpensive anemometer is intended for permanent installation on the fans to provide continuous high-precision airflow measurements.
Testing conducted throughout the Phase I study has convincingly demonstrated that the SkySight Technologies’ Full Scale Anemometer (FSA) is indeed technically feasible and is comparable in accuracy with the industry standard Fan Assessment Numeration System (FANS). During three independent test events, three prototypes demonstrated that the FSA is a high-precision airflow measurement device for single-speed fans.