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Surface-Borne Time-of-Reception Measurements (STORM)

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
95616
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
095499
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
A1
Solicitation Number:
N/A
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: 2010
Title: Surface-Borne Time-of-Reception Measurements (STORM)
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX10RA70P
Award Amount: $99,991.00
 

Abstract:

Invocon proposes the Surface-borne Time-Of-Reception Measurements (STORM) system as a method to locate the position of lightning strikes on aerospace vehicles. Initially developed as a hypervelocity impact location system, the baseline technology lends itself to simple adaptation for lightning location. It uses Time-Of-Arrival (TOA) measurements of the charge wave front imparted on a structure to triangulate the location of lightning attachment. Additional capability can be added to the triggering circuitry that will characterize the lightning strike in order to increase situational awareness for flight crews and provide maintenance crews with information vital to determine the health of an aircraft. This is particularly important for new airframes manufactured from composite materials that have not be fully characterized over the full lifetime of the aircraft.

Principal Investigator:

Doug Heermann
Principal Investigator
2812929903
heermann@invocon.com

Business Contact:

Aaron Trott
Business Official
2812929903
atrott@invocon.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

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

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