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Hardened, Optically-Based Temperature Characterization of Detonation Environments

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Contract: HDTRA120P0020
Agency Tracking Number: T19B-001-0001
Amount: $162,495.97
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: DTRA19B-001
Solicitation Number: 19.B
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-12-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-10-30
Small Business Information
120 Knowles Dr.
Los Gatos, CA 95032
United States
DUNS: 119301831
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Angus Henderson
 Principle System Engineer
 (408) 560-3500
Business Contact
 David Cushman
Phone: (408) 560-3500
Research Institution
 Iowa State University
 James Michael James Michael
2096 Black Engr 2529 Union Dr
Ames, IA 50011
United States

 (515) 294-0723
 Nonprofit College or University

Improving the effectiveness of counter-WMD operations requires improved understanding of weapon-target interaction. Specifically, time-resolved measurements of temperature and composition are required to allow temporal evolution of a detonation fireball. To address this need, SA Photonics will develop MONITOR, a laser-based temperature diagnostic that will enable wide dynamic range temperature measurements. In particular, we will develop and implement a novel measurement technique based on absorption spectroscopy, probing concentrations of diatomic radical species including metal oxides and iodine vapor in the visible spectrum. A high power fiber-based visible broadband laser source will be developed to enable single pulse spectroscopy at MHz repetition rates.

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