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Carriage Life Monitoring Of External Stores

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
RNET TechNologies, Inc.
240 W Elmwood Drive Suite 2010 Dayton, OH 45459-4248
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Carriage Life Monitoring Of External Stores
Agency: DOD
Contract: N68936-12-C-0095
Award Amount: $80,000.00


RNET and Purdue will develop an ultra-low power carriage life monitoring sensor for external stores. The system will use a minimal number of sensors (biaxial linear accelerometers and biaxial gyroscopes) and the power consumption will be optimized by incorporating innovative time and frequency domain event recognition algorithms. A biaxial AC couple accelerometer and a biaxial gyroscope will allow the identification of platform shutdown/start, steady state flight hours, maneuvering flight hours, count of adjacent store firings, onboard gunfire, and ballistic/fragment impacts. The two sensors can be trigger counters and data collectors that will enable the events to be identified offline. The system will be event driven, and not require a microprocessor for normal operation. Asynchronous processing triggers, including analog triggering sensors and wake-on-RF, will eliminate the need for synchronous networking or sensor processing. RNET will develop the required ASICs using ultra-low power techniques utilizing"independent double gate"(IDG) technology.

Principal Investigator:

Tood Grimes
Project Manager
(937) 433-2886

Business Contact:

V. Nagarajan
(937) 433-2886
Small Business Information at Submission:

RNET Technologies, Inc.
240 W. Elmwood Dr. Suite 2010 Dayton, OH -

EIN/Tax ID: 200098466
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No