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ASPIRE: A Survivable, Programmable, Integrated Recorder for Experiments

Award Information

Department of Defense
Air Force
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2007 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
McQ Inc.
1551 Forbes St. Fredericksburg, VA 22405-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: ASPIRE: A Survivable, Programmable, Integrated Recorder for Experiments
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8651-07-M-0194
Award Amount: $99,973.00


The proposed SBIR will lead to the development of a miniature, programmable, shock hardened data recorder intended to support penetrating weapons testing. During Phase I McQ will design, develop, fabricate, and test a prototype recorder to demonstrate our capability to produce a product that meets or exceeds Air Force requirements in terms of desired features and shock survivability. Also, McQ will define a design approach for a Phase II program that will continue development and refine the technical concepts based upon the prototype recording system developed in Phase I. For Phase II we will use the prototype design as a springboard to achieve a refined designed that incorporates new customer requirements, such as additional enhanced analog acquisition channels, an integrated accelerometer, and expanded communications capabilities. At the conclusion of Phase I, McQ will manufacture and deliver a small number of prototype recorders to the Air Force for testing and design validation.

Principal Investigator:

Wade Calcutt
Senior System Engineer

Business Contact:

Keith Armstrong
Chief Operating Officer
Small Business Information at Submission:

1551 Forbes St. Fredericksburg, VA 22405

EIN/Tax ID: 541341225
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No