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Advanced Hemispherical Reflectance Measurement of Heated Materials

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Department of Defense
Missile Defense Agency
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2008 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
AEgis Technologies Group, Inc.
410 Jan Davis Drive Huntsville, AL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Advanced Hemispherical Reflectance Measurement of Heated Materials
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-08-C-7805
Award Amount: $99,986.00


High Energy Lasers offer defense against a variety of threats, delivering significant amounts of laser energy to a specific location on a target at the speed of light. The effectiveness of the HEL system is directly related to the ability to transfer heat into the target material. The laser must dwell on the target for a period of time sufficient to deliver enough thermal energy to render it inoperable. There is a need for a measurement technique that can accurately characterize the thermal response of target materials exposed to representative HEL systems. AEgis will work closely with the customer to investigate concepts that can provide accurate measurement of the time evolution of the reflectivity of a sample exposed to a HEL system. The AEgis team has identified three innovative concepts with the potential to achieve the project goals: 1) Conformal Irradiance Sensor Array, 2) Scattered Reflection Imaging and 3) Laser Hardened Integrating Sphere. AEgis will investigate each of the three methods and provide an assessment of the applicability to the challenge. The AEgis team is uniquely positioned to leverage efforts from current DET S&T sensor projects, and to show a rapid development path to a fieldable device.

Principal Investigator:

David Thomas
Senior Scientist

Business Contact:

Lance Cooper
Vice President
Small Business Information at Submission:

631 Discovery Drive Huntsville, AL 35806

EIN/Tax ID: 630985776
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No