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HIGH BANDWIDTH ACCELEROMETER FOR SHOCK ENVIRONMENTS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Award ID:
9749
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9749
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
GEO-CENTERS, INC.
7 Wells Avenue Newton Centre, MA 02459
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: HIGH BANDWIDTH ACCELEROMETER FOR SHOCK ENVIRONMENTS
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $538,327.00
 

Abstract:

THE PHASE I EXPERIMENTAL EFFORT WILL DEMONSTRATED THE FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING A RUGGED HIGH BANDWIDTH FIBER OPTIC BASED ACCELEROMETER FOR USE IN SHOCK ENVIRONMENTS. THE PROPOSED EFFORT WILL SEEK TO DEVELOP AN ACCELEROMETER WITH WIDE MEASUREMENT BANDWIDTH CAPABILITY AND INCREASED RUGGEDNESS COMPARED TO PRESENTLY AVAILABLE PIEZOELECTRIC AND PIEZO-RESISTIVE ACCELEROMETERS. THE PHASE I EFFORT WILL QUANTIFY THE EFFECT OF GLASS SAMPLE GEOMETRY ON THE PERFORMANCE CAPABILITIES OF A FIBER OPTIC ACCELEROMETER. A PROTOTYPE FIBER OPTIC ACCELEROMETER WILL BE DESIGNED, FABRICATED AND EVALUATED AS PART OF THE PHASE I PROGRAM. THE SENSOR OFFERS IMMUNITY TO THE EFFECTS OF ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE AND ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSE, AND A SENSOR OUTPUT THAT IS DIRECTLY COMPATIBLE WITH FIBER OPTIC DATA TRANSMISSION LINES. THE USE OF A SUM-DIFFERENCE OUTPUT DETECTION SCHEME WILL PROVIDE IMMUNITY TO SOURCE LIGHT INTENSITY VARIATIONS, OPTICAL FIBER MICROBENDING LOSSES AND THE ADVERSE EFFECTS OF RADIATION DARKENING.

Principal Investigator:

Bruce N Nelson
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Geo-centers Inc.
7 Wells Ave Newton Centre, MA 02159

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No