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Novel Fiber Optic Methods for Sensing Shape, Orientation and/or Heading of…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
85188
Program Year/Program:
2008 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N08A-029-0023
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
3 Phoenix, Inc.
14585 Avion Pwy Suite 200 Chantilly, VA 20151-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Novel Fiber Optic Methods for Sensing Shape, Orientation and/or Heading of Undersea Arrays and Tethers
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-08-M-0316
Award Amount: $69,999.00
 

Abstract:

Structural state awareness can be vitally important to a wide variety of both commercial and military systems, including buildings, bridges, vehicles and advanced sensors. Equipment required to provide this telemetry has typically been large and heavy making it difficult to incorporate into the desired environment. The use of a strain and temperature sensing technique based in fiber optics can provide significant benefits for such systems including low cost and non-intrusive sensor elements. Coupled with an accurate and robust shape reconstruction algorithm, a fiber sensing system can provide the required health monitoring necessary for enhanced safety and performance of these structures. In this Phase I effort, the team of 3 Phoenix, Inc. (3Pi) and the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) propose to examine alternative interrogator architectures that simultaneously provide high reliability and rapid data acquisition; adapt, refine and evaluate a real-time shape estimation and reconstruction algorithm that takes discrete strain measurements as input; and present a comprehensive design for a fiber sensing system to remotely measure the position and orientation of tethered payloads as well as the tether structure itself.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Dickerson
Lead Engineer
(240) 604-2332
mike.dickerson@3phoenix.com

Business Contact:

Joseph A. Liverman
Principal
(703) 956-6480
andy.liverman@3phoenix.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

3 PHOENIX, INC.
13135 Lee Jackson Hwy Suite 330 Fairfax, VA 22033

EIN/Tax ID: 201633533
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0085
La Jolla, CA 92093
Contact: Michael Todd
Contact Phone: (858) 534-5951
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university