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HVI Damage Assessment

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
115307
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
X5.03
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Invocon, Inc.
19221 IH-45 South; Ste. 530 Conroe, TX -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: HVI Damage Assessment
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX12CF39P
Award Amount: $124,951.00
 

Abstract:

A device is proposed that can track the electrical charge dispersion that is created when hyper velocity impact (HVI) occurs between two entities with a closing velocity greater than 1 km per second. This same device can measure the time of arrival of the charge wave front at transducers placed throughout the vehicle. Using the known speed of light minus the reactive effects of the skin of the vehicle on the "charge", the system can calculate the exact point of impact. Further, the nature of the charge dispersal wave front contains critical information as to the damage incurred as a result of the HVI.

Principal Investigator:

Doug Heermann
Principal Investigator
2812929903
heermann@invocon.com

Business Contact:

Mary Delahunty
Business Official
2812929903
mdelahunty@invocon.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Invocon, Inc.
19221 IH 45 South, Suite 530 Conroe, TX 77385-8746

EIN/Tax ID: 760315372
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No