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Digital Data Recorder for Gauges in High Speed Weapons During Survivability Testing

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Contract: HDTRA1-12-C-0017
Agency Tracking Number: T2-0187
Amount: $746,482.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DTRA092-014
Solicitation Number: 2009.2
Solicitation Year: 2009
Award Year: 2011
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2012-01-23
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
8219 Pickard Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM -
United States
DUNS: 809748002
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Anthony Mittas
 Vice President
 (505) 238-3192
Business Contact
 Danny Frew
Title: President
Phone: (505) 270-3088
Research Institution

The development of a high-shock data recorder for use in projectile penetration and pyrotechnic environments is critical to understanding the loads that warhead systems are exposed to in tactical applications. Data from recorders mounted inside warheads can be used by researchers to measure loads on the warhead, fuze, and explosive fill components as well as validate analytic and computational models of a weapon system. The objective of this research program is to continue the development and testing of a high-rate, high-shock, miniature data recorder. The completed DSR data record will include 4 internal analog channels for measuring acceleration, weapon-case strain, or pressure and 8 external input digital channels for other user defined measurements. High-sampling rates will allow for high- frequency content measurements (common in pyro-events) and novel shock isolation techniques to be employed to protect the data recorder from shock induced failures. We propose to manufacture and support testing to validate, in realistic high-velocity penetration and pyro-shock environments, the capabilities of the DSR data recorder. Residual units will be provided to the DoD at the end of the Phase II effort along with a plan for commercialization of the developed system.

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