Heterodyne Interferometer for Triggering Gas Puff PRSs

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Amount:
$749,940.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
HDTRA1-06-C-0045
Award Id:
63557
Agency Tracking Number:
T031-0019
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
104 Centre Ct., Radford, VA, 24141
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
101711786
Principal Investigator:
Robert Hazelton
Senior Research Scientist
(540) 639-4019
bhazelton@hytechresearch.com
Business Contact:
Edward Yadlowsky
President
(540) 639-4019
eyadlowsky@hytechresearch.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Large x-ray generators using Ar gas filled loads are an important element in the DTRA simulator program to provide users with a relevant fluence of x-rays for evaluating the radiation hardness of components used in military systems. With ostensibly identical initial conditions and generator parameters, 33% variations in the average yield have been observed. The one unmeasured parameter is the actual mass loading at the time of current initiation. In order to address this issue, a fiber optic based, heterodyne interferometer system has been designed and tested which is capable of directly measuring the mass loading on time scales of interest. Based upon this measurement capability, a complete system will be built to generate a mass loading based trigger signal to ensure that all shots will have the same mass loading.

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