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Missile Accelerated Aging Assessment and Reliability Prediction Methodology

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Department of Defense
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2013 / SBIR
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Physical Optics Corporation
1845 West 205th Street Torrance, CA 90501-1510
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Missile Accelerated Aging Assessment and Reliability Prediction Methodology
Agency: DOD
Contract: HQ0147-13-C-7513
Award Amount: $99,911.00


To address the MDA need for methodologies for long-term missile aging assessment and reliability prediction for polymer materials and electronic parts, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Missile Accelerated Aging Assessment and Reliability Prediction (MA^3REP), based on thorough systematic analysis of existing age assessment technologies and reliability prediction methods with subsequent coupling of selected candidates to derive a cost-effective solution. The innovations in using a systematic approach for state-of-the-art technology analysis, missile aging assessment, reliability prediction, and integration with nondestructive testing and sensors are in full compliance with MDA requirements and will allow selection of an optimal suite of aging tests and reliability prediction methods relevant to extending shelf life of polymer and electronic parts of missiles. In Phase I, POC will demonstrate the feasibility of the MA^3REP methodology by constructing a prototype based on identification of proven technologies suitable for cost-effective coupling of age acceleration and advanced reliability assessment. In Phase II, POC plans to demonstrate a prototype methodology by using a complex missile or payload component for verification of the approach.

Principal Investigator:

Sergey Sandomirsky
Director, Remote Sensing
(310) 320-3088

Business Contact:

Gordon Drew
Chief Financial Officer
(310) 320-3088
Small Business Information at Submission:

Physical Optics Corporation
Information Technologies Division 1845 W. 205th Street Torrance, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 330118051
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No