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Modular, High Precision, Digital Measurement System for Hypervelocity…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
78281
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-300-1351
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
RADIATION MONITORING DEVICES, INC.
44 HUNT ST WATERTOWN, MA 02472-4699
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Modular, High Precision, Digital Measurement System for Hypervelocity Projectiles
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9101-06-M-0113
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

The high penetration power of X-rays permit imaging through smoke, fire and metal, and enables precise recording of a test event under the harshest conditions. The advent of high flux flash x-ray systems has enabled a unique method of imaging very fast events on a 20 to 50 nanosecond scale that cannot be captured using normal photographic techniques. As such this technique is well suited for, and is used for, tracking hypervelocity projectiles. Unfortunately, current film based systems are non-real time, require elaborate calibration, occupy large space in the experimental chamber, need excessive process time, and are prone to errors in data analysis. To address these issues we propose to develop a high precision, large area, digital X-ray imaging system based on a novel scintillator, a high-resolution readout, and finely focused, flash X-ray sources. Two orthogonally oriented systems will instantaneously measure projectile orientation parameters with a high degree of accuracy. All the system components will be portable, rugged, and modular, and will be located external to the chamber thereby minimizing the space and access time requirements. The Phase I research will demonstrate the feasibility of the core technology and will provide a detailed plan for the Phase II system development.

Principal Investigator:

Vivek Nagarkar
Group Leader, Senior Scientist
6176686801
vnagarkar@rmdinc.com

Business Contact:

Gerald Entine
President
6176686801
gentine@rmdinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

RADIATION MONITORING DEVICES, INC.
44 Hunt Street Watertown, MA 02472

EIN/Tax ID: 042546395
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No