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ACOUSTIC TRANSDUCER IN SYSTEM FOR GAS TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT IN GAS TURBINE ENGINE

United States Patent Application

20150185089
A1
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An apparatus for controlling operation of a gas turbine engine including at least one acoustic transmitter/receiver device located on a flow path boundary structure. The acoustic transmitter/receiver device includes an elongated sound passage defined by a surface of revolution having opposing first and second ends and a central axis extending between the first and second ends, an acoustic sound source located at the first end, and an acoustic receiver located within the sound passage between the first and second ends. The boundary structure includes an opening extending from outside the boundary structure to the flow path, and the second end of the surface of revolution is affixed to the boundary structure at the opening for passage of acoustic signals between the sound passage and the flow path.
DeSilva, Upul P. (Oviedo, FL), Claussen, Heiko (North Brunswick, NJ)
14/ 639,563
March 5, 2015
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED DEVELOPMENT [0002] Development for this invention was supported in part by Contract No. DE-FC26-05NT42644, awarded by the United States Department of Energy. Accordingly, the United States Government may have certain rights in this invention.