High Impact G-Loading Data Acquisition System (HI-G-DAS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-07-M-0386
Agency Tracking Number: N074-016-0304
Amount: $69,920.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2007
Solitcitation Year: 2007
Solitcitation Topic Code: N07-T016
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
INVOCON, INC.
19221 IH-45 South, Ste. 530, Conroe, TX, 77385
Duns: 782566418
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Paul Zymowski
 Program Director
 (281) 292-9903
 paul@invocon.com
Business Contact
 Mary Delahunty
Title: Vice President & General Counsel
Phone: (281) 292-9903
Email: mdelahunty@invocon.com
Research Institution
 UNIV. OF MARYLAND
 Donald Barker
 3112 Lee Building
College Park, MD, 20742 5141
 (301) 405-5264
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
A system is proposed for high-performance wireless data acquisition in high-impact environments, specifically the launch environment of Naval payloads. The High Impact G-Loading Data Acquisition System (HI-G-DAS) is a miniature, low power instrumentation system designed to maximize flexibility by combining precision data gathering capability, user programmability, and long battery life. HI-G-DAS will use state of the art techniques for component selection, PCB design, and modeling of critical elements to withstand acceleration on the order of 1000 g's. The robust system will be capable of interfacing with multiple types of sensors through the use of proven modular techniques and channel-specific programmability. Using wireless communication and battery charging techniques, the system can be fully protected from water ingress in harsh sea conditions. Additionally, its automated underwater beacon will help to locate the device in the event that recovery is necessary. The use of standard software & hardware interfaces as well as common wireless protocols will help to ensure that operation of the system is simple and intuitive.

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