ASPIRE: A Survivable, Programmable, Integrated Recorder for Experiments

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8651-08-C-0168
Agency Tracking Number: F071-158-1215
Amount: $1,174,940.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: AF071-158
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
MCQ, INC.
1551 Forbes St., Fredericksburg, VA, 22405
DUNS: 198180937
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Wade Calcutt
 Embedded Systems Engineer
 (540) 373-2374
 wcalcutt@mcqinc.com
Business Contact
 Keith Armstrong
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (540) 373-2374
Email: karmstrong@mcqinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The proposed SBIR will continue the development of a shock hardened data recorder intended to support penetrating weapons testing. McQ has defined a design approach for a Phase II program that will develop and refine the technical concepts based upon the prototype recording system developed in Phase I. During Phase I we designed, developed, fabricated, and tested a prototype recorder to demonstrate our capability to produce a product that met or exceeded customer requirements in terms of features and shock survivability. In Phase II we will use the prototype design as a springboard to achieve a refined designed that incorporates new customer requirements, such as additional enhanced analog acquisition channels, an integrated accelerometer, and expanded communications capabilities. The result will be a recorder that is ready for manufacture in large numbers. Using engineering and manufacturing techniques that are currently being used with our miniature disposable iScout™ sensor system and OmniSense® unattended ground sensor systems, we will develop and manufacture a quantity of these G-hardened recorders for delivery to the Air Force and demonstrate them during the Phase II effort.

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