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OPTICAL DETECTION OF PAVEMENT ICING

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
4257
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4257
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Physical Sciences Inc.
20 New England Business Center Andover, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: OPTICAL DETECTION OF PAVEMENT ICING
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $128,000.00
 

Abstract:

A METHOD FOR DETERMINING INCIPIENT ICE LAYER FORMATION ON PAVED SURFACES IS TO BE DEMONSTRATED. THE PROPOSED TECHNIQUE WILL RELY UPON THE ENHANCEMENT IN SPECULAR REFLECTANCE, I.E., "GLARE," THAT WILL OCCUR WHEN AN OVERLYING ICE LAYER FORMS ON A PAVED SURFACE. THE PROPOSED INVESTIGATIONS WILL ALSO EXPLORE HOW OVERLYING ICE LAYERS MODIFY THE BACKSCATTERED RADIATION OBSERVED OFF PAVEMENT SURFACES. THE CONCEPT CONSIDERED WOULD INVOLVE THE USE OF A LOW-POWER INFRARED LASER "BEACON" TO SCAN AT GLANCING ANGLES (\ 10 TO 15 DEG) SELECTED AREAS OF THE PAVED SURFACE AND AN ARRAY OF DETECTOR RECEIVERS TO MONITOR THE REFLECTED/SCATTERED RADIATION. THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE OBSERVED OPTICAL SIGNAL WILL BE USED TO INDICATE THE PRESENCE OF PAVEMENT ICING.

Principal Investigator:

David I Rosen
6174759030

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Physical Sciences, Inc.
Po Box 3100 - Research Pk Andover, MA 01810

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