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Simultaneous Multiple Object Detection System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-18-C-7330
Agency Tracking Number: B2-2628
Amount: $1,196,669.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA16-T006
Solicitation Number: 16.C
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-08-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2022-09-30
Small Business Information
320 N. Academy #206
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
United States
DUNS: 050873459
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 David Ward
 (719) 447-8757
Business Contact
 David Ward
Phone: (719) 447-8757
Research Institution
 University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
 David Ward David Ward
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway Array
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
United States

 (719) 447-8757
 Nonprofit College or University

An advanced hit detection technology is needed for MDA that can report impacts at hyper-velocities and at multiple hit locations. We present a technology with a high level of performance that leverages decades of hit technology experience and utilizes existing technologies developed under previous efforts. Our technology offers a low latency non-interpolated direct indicator of multiple hit locations, velocity and angle of impact, in addition to damage progression, internal damage indicators, and housekeeping sensor readout, enabling unmatched lethality assessment with low SWAP. Fiber optic based hit grid systems have provided the test community a technology for precise hit location from multiple hits, and spread of target damage that is immune to EMI. However, these systems have not advanced in manufacturing, cost, or capability in a number of decades. Regardless, significant high quality data has been collected using these systems, demonstrating the usefulness of the technology. A collection of technologies with common components are presented that offer benefits for detection of hits by kinetic vehicles or High Energy Laser (HEL) making the technology cost-effective. In this proposal, we present the R&D efforts needed to improve performance of these systems which require sufficient funding to bring the technologies forward into production. Approved for Public Release | 18-MDA-9522 (23 Feb 18)

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