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FAST-RISE HIGH PRESSURE GAUGE FOR LONG-DURATION NUCLEAR AIRBLAST

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Award ID:
12633
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12633
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
KTECH CORP.
1300 Eubank Blvd. SE Albuquerque, NM -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: FAST-RISE HIGH PRESSURE GAUGE FOR LONG-DURATION NUCLEAR AIRBLAST
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $525,868.00
 

Abstract:

KTECH PROPOSES TO DEVELOP OPTICAL HOPKINSON BAR PRESSURE GAUGES FOR MEASUREMENT OF AIRBLAST ON UNDERGROUND NUCLEAR EVENTS. THE BARS WILL BE MADE OF SINGLE CRYSTAL SAPPHIRE WHICH HAS A MEASURED YIELD STRENGTH IN EXCESS OF 10 GPA. THESE GAUGES WILL HAVE A RISE TIME OF ABOUT 2 US OF DATA. DURING PHASE I, WE WILL CONSTRUCT AND CALIBRATE A STRESS-INDUCED BIREFRINGENCE GAUGE (SIBG) WHICH WOULD NEED NO ELECTRICAL CONDUCTORS IN OR NEAR THE CAVITY, RESULTING IN AN EMP-PROOF GAUGE. IN PHASE II, WE WOULD VALIDATE THE GAUGE WITH ABOVE GROUND TESTS AND FLASE X-RAY AND E-BEAM MACHINES ON HE EVENTS, AS DISTANT IMAGE. A FULL NUCLEAR AIRBLAST APPLICATION WOULD OCCUR ON DIAMOND FORTUNE AS PHASE II. THIS RESEARCH IS INNOVATIVE IN THAT WE WILL DEVELOP INSTRUMENTATION FOR MEASUREMENT OF AIRBLAST IN UNDERGROUND CAVITY HEIGHT-OF-BURST EVENTS. UNLIKE OTHER INSTRUMENTATION, THE OPTICAL HOPKINSON BAR WILL BE IMMUNE TO UPSET BY SOURCE REGION ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSE.

Principal Investigator:

Edward S Gaffney
5052683379

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ktech Corp.
901 Pennsylvania Ave Ne Albuquerque, NM 87110

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