SAKOR Technologies, Inc., a leader in the implementation of instrumentation products for dynamometer testing, has won a competitive Small Company Innovation Program (SCIP) grant awarded by the Michigan Corporate Relations Network (MCRN), and will use the grant for research necessary to develop a thermal transient anemometer (TTA), a device used to measure airflow moving through a running vehicle.
The research will be conducted in collaboration with Michigan State University’s Turbulent Shear Flows Laboratory. The TTA is engineered to enhance the ability to assess heat rejection, a major design consideration for all vehicles powered by internal combustion engines.
SAKOR is working closely with MSU towards the ultimate goal of commercializing the technology that ensures adequate heat rejection from the under-hood region of a new or revised vehicle design.
Several major OEMs have expressed interest. The TTA being developed has 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.