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Reusable Extended Artificial Light Source

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA2487-14-C-0059
Agency Tracking Number: F131-176-2149
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF131-176
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2013-12-10
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2014-09-10
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 81386
Wellesley, MA 02481-
United States
DUNS: 883404931
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Brian Imhausen
 Electrical Engineer/PI
 (617) 795-1968
Business Contact
 Andrew Bodkin
Title: Principal
Phone: (617) 795-1968
Research Institution

ABSTRACT: To capture images of high speed test events, the government uses high speed photography with high brightness illumination. The government would like to replace existing PF300 flashbulbs with a solution that meets or exceeds current specifications for reusable extended artificial light sources. BD & E proposes a collection of solid-state Lighting Modules based on high powered white Light Emitting Diode (LED) sources that can be networked together to provide sufficient illumination for any task. The devices can be powered by batteries or wall power, and are constructed from the most robust illumination components available, enhanced by a bullet-proof protective panel and die-cast housing. BENEFIT: The research and development program addresses the need for improved lighting for high speed photography. This design will be readily adapted to applications where a ruggedized system is a requirement. BD & E anticipates that the result of this research can be applied to other applications where high-intensity light is needed, such as ultra-fast photography of various industrial accident scenarios, automobile and airplane crash events, and fast chemical reactions in chemical plants and laboratories.

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