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A Stereoscopic Scanner System for Behind Armor Debris

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
81431
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-060-0039
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: A Stereoscopic Scanner System for Behind Armor Debris
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911QX-09-C-0046
Award Amount: $729,930.00
 

Abstract:

In response to an Army need for a data collection tool that can measure the velocities of Behind Armor Debris (BAD) fragments in controlled experiments, we propose to develop a Stereoscopic Scanner System (S3) that employs four digital streak cameras to record stereoscopic streak images of debris fragments as they pass through two parallel streak planes. Unlike conventional high-speed cameras, which produce two-dimensional photographs at moments in time, a streak camera produces a photograph where time is one of the dimensions. A unique property of streak photography that makes it ideal for this application is that objects in the debris field are naturally sorted by velocity. In Phase 1, we built a breadboard scanner system using line-scan cameras operating at 20 kHz, and used this system to obtain streak photographs of debris fields with velocities up to 90 m/s. These experiments helped to establish requirements for the system such as camera line rate and field-of-view, illumination intensity and wavelength, and optimum camera configuration for stereo viewing. In Phase 2, we will build and deliver a prototype scanner system using high-speed Digital Streak Cameras that will be capable of measuring fragments with velocities up to 1000 m/s.

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.
8 Chrysler Irvine, CA 92618

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