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Advanced Hit Detection Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-17-C-7107
Agency Tracking Number: B2-2534
Amount: $1,487,883.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA13-015
Solicitation Number: 2013.2
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-04-10
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-04-09
Small Business Information
PO Box 5365
Huntsville, AL 35814
United States
DUNS: 148689842
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Michael J, Guthrie, Ph. D.
 Principal Investigator
 (256) 656-2932
Business Contact
 Herbert Fluhler
Phone: (256) 651-5673
Research Institution
 Johns Hopkins University APL
 Timothy Galpin
 (240) 228-1141
 Nonprofit College or University

FreEnt Technologies, Inc. (FreEnt) and Johns Hopkins Universitys Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) are proposing a multiple-hit detection sensor called the Optical Lethality Measurement System (OLMS). This system is based on the Planar Optical Penetration Sensor (POPS) technology (originally developed and patented by APL) and prior art associated with the Blast Initiation Detector (BID). The BID is a high-speed optical system that detects the time of initiation of a proximate warhead burst in the vicinity of the target vehicle. During the first phase of the POPS system development, APL demonstrated the feasibility of detecting multiple hit-detections from a single planar POPS detector. During this effort the POPS technology will be matured providing an initial pathway for the OLMS to be used in flight tests to include the fabrication of two OLMS hardware items, an Engineering Development Model (EDM) and a Flight Hardware Model (FHM). Approved for Public Release | 17-MDA-9219 (31 May 17)

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