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SENSITIVE LOW Z STRAIN GAGE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Award ID:
9459
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9459
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
APTEK, Inc.
1257 Lake Plaza Drive, Suite 100 Colorado Springs, CO 80906
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: SENSITIVE LOW Z STRAIN GAGE
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $478,102.00
 

Abstract:

THIS ACTIVITY WILL INVESTIGATE THE USE OF PVDF FILM FOR USE AS A LOW Z STRAIN GAGE. THE PVDF MATERIAL IS AN ORDER OF MAGNITUDE MORE SENSITIVE THAN PZT AS A PIEZOELECTRIC MATERIAL AND HAS AN ATOMIC NUMBER MUCH LOWER (LOW Z) THAN PRESENT RESISTIVE STRAIN GAGE MATERIALS. THEREFORE, PVDF AS A STRAIN GAGE WILL BE CAPABLE OF MEASURING MUCH LOWER LEVELS OF STRAIN THAN PRESENT GAGING TECHNIQUES, AND WILL BE CAPABLE OF MAKING THESE MEASUREMENTS IN HIGH DOSE SHINE THROUGH AREAS OF SPECIMENS TESTED UNDERGROUND. INCLUDED IN THIS EFFORT WILL BE FEASIBILITY STUDIES, GAGE ANALYSIS, FABRICATE SAMPLE GAGES, GAGE VERIFICATION AND CALIBRATION IN LABORATORY, AND SELECTION OF CANDIDATE GAGES FOR FURTHER VALIDATION IN PHASE II AGT AND UGT EFFORTS.

Principal Investigator:

Richard Donovan
7195768100

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Aptek Inc.
1257 Lake Plaza Dr Colorado Springs, CO 80906

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