Development of Fast and Slow Cook-off Mitigation Sensor

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,894.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0006-09-C-7171
Award Id:
91616
Agency Tracking Number:
B083-044-0462
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
MECHANICAL SOLUTIONS, INC. (Currently MECHANICAL SOLUTIONS, INCORPORATED)
11 Apollo Drive, Whippany, NJ, 07981
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
015334899
Principal Investigator:
Keith Olasin
Senior Staff Engineer
(973) 326-9920
kbo@mechsol.com
Business Contact:
Karen Rizzi
General Manager
(973) 326-9920
ksr@mechsol.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A self-powered cook-off sensor is a critical path item for meeting federally mandated insensitive mention (IM) requirements. The sensor must reliably help the venting system mitigate fast and slow cook off when temperatures hit the range of 275oF to 350oF. The output from the sensor must appropriately and consistently power the SRM venting system. MSI's proposed solution is to use modules that convert thermal energy from applicable cook off environments to electrical energy. Based on pre-proposal testing of candidate modules, MSI is confident that the proposed approach can meet the power, timing, volume, weight, and ruggedization requirements for this critical application. During Phase I, MSI will specify, evaluate, analyze and bench-top test the most appropriate system components, and create a preliminary sensor design including the circuitry and component arrangement. Additional testing will be performed to demonstrate performance. Structural analysis will be used to confirm weight, volume, and operating life goals are feasible. Measured performance coupled with packaging design and evaluations will be used to prove that MDA goals can be achieved if the Phase I project continues into Phase II. The Phase II effort will focus on providing MDA with a viable prototype self-powered sensor that meets MDA needs.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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