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Velocity, Pitch, and Yaw of Hypervelocity Projectiles by Digital Shadowgraphy

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
79218
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-300-0062
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MetroLaser, Inc.
22941 Mill Creek Drive Laguna Hills, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Velocity, Pitch, and Yaw of Hypervelocity Projectiles by Digital Shadowgraphy
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9101-06-M-0102
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Hypervelocity ballistics ranges require imaging and analysis systems that can measure the orientation and position of projectiles to a high degree of precision. We propose to construct a modular digital imaging system that will collect two orthogonal shadowgraphs of the projectile in flight at each viewing station. We will investigate two image capturing strategies, one based on 2-D imaging with a pulsed source and CCD cameras, and the other based on 1-D imaging using a light sheet and linear sensors or streak cameras. A key focus of the projective will be development of software capable of automatically analyzing the shadowgraphs to extract key parameters, such as projectile pitch, yaw, radial position, and velocity. The image analysis procedure that we propose to employ was originally developed and successfully deployed at the Aeroballistic Research Facility (ARF) at USAF Wright Laboratories.

Principal Investigator:

Drew L'Esperance
Senior Scientist
9495530688
dlesperance@metrolaserinc.com

Business Contact:

Cecil Hess
President
9495530688
cecilh@metrolaserinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

METROLASER, INC.
2572 White Road Irvine, CA 92614

EIN/Tax ID: 330584881
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No