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HIGHLY TRANSPARENT AND RUGGED SENSOR FOR METEOROIDS AND SPACE DEBRIS

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
11913
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
11913
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Applied Research Corp
8201 Corporate Dr Suite 1120 Landover, MD 20785
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: HIGHLY TRANSPARENT AND RUGGED SENSOR FOR METEOROIDS AND SPACE DEBRIS
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $48,700.00
 

Abstract:

THE MAIN PURPOSE OF THIS INNOVATIVE RESEARCH EFFORT IS TO DEVELOP A SIMPLE SYSTEM TO MEASURE THE VELOCITY VECTOR OF A DUST PARTICLE. IN THIS CASE, WE ARE CONCENTRATING OUR EFFORT ON EARTH ORBIT AND INTERPLANETARY DUST PARTICLES OF MASSES OF LESS THAN 10(-3)G AS REQUESTED. ALL SUBTOPICS, SUCH AS SIGNIFICANCE OF THE INNOVATION, TECHNICAL OBJECTIVES, ETC. ARE DISCUSSED IN SEQUENCE AS REQUIRED BY THE RFP. THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS INNOVATION ISA FOURFOLD ONE: A) SIMPLE AND RUGGED DESIGN, B) HIGHLY TRANSPARENT SENSOR SYSTEM, C) HIGH ACCURACY OF VECTOR VELOCITY MEASUREMENT AND D) A CATCHER CAN EASILY BE ADDED FOR CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL ANALYSES OF THE PARTICLES. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS EFFORT IS A TWOFOLD ONE: A) DESIGN AND CONSTRUCT A SIMPLE LABORATORY MODEL AND B) TEST THIS MODEL USING PELLETS AND A DUST ACCELERATOR (MOORHEAD, MINNESOTA, OR MAX-PLANCK-INSTITUT, HEIDELBERG, GERMANY). THE ANTICIPATED RESULT WILL BE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF CRITICALDESIGN PARAMETERS SUCH AS ROD CHARACTERISTICS, ROD SPACING, ELECTRICAL SHIELDING, SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO, ETC. WITH THESE DATA A SPECIFIC PHASE II DESIGN EFFORT CAN BE STARTED. A VERY SIMPLE 12-ROD TEST MODEL HAS BEEN BUILT BY ARC UNDER ITS OWN FUNDING AND TESTED AT THE HEIDELBERG FACILITY DURINGJUNE 12-15, 1989. THE RESULTS WERE AS PREDICTED AND DEMONSTRATED THE VALIDITY OF OUR METHOD.

Principal Investigator:

Siegfried Auer
Director, Sensor Development
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Business Contact:

Andrew s. endal
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
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Small Business Information at Submission:

Applied Research Corpon
8201 Corporate Drive, Suite 92 Landover, MD 20785

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