HIGH SPEED IMAGE CAPTURE OF THE 3-D PEEL POINT GEOMETRY DURING PAYOUT

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 17733
Amount: $244,645.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1993
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
2707 Artie Street, Suite 17, Huntsville, AL, 35805
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 William Taylor
 (205) 533-3233
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Research Institution
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Abstract
AN ACCURATE KNOWLEDGE OF THE MAXIMUM FIBER STRESS OCCURRING DURING PAYOUT IS CRITICAL TO IMPROVE THE RELIABILITY OF CURRENT AND FUTURE DISPENSER DESIGNS FOR FIBER OPTIC GUIDED VEHICLES. THE FIBER DEFORMATIONS OCCURRING AT THE PEEL POINT ARE A DIRECT INDICATION OF THE MAXIMUM FIBER STRESSES UNDER NORMAL PAYOUT CONDITIONS. IN ADDITION, THE FIBER DEFORMATIONS AT THE PEEL POINT PROVIDE AN INVALUABLE MEASURE OF THE ADHESIVE RUPTURE CHARACTERISTICS DURING PAYOUT. THE ENCLOSED PROPOSAL DESCRIBES AN APPROACH TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY FOR MODIFYING AN EXISTING IMAGE CAPTURE SYSTEM (ICS) TO MEASURE THE 3-D GEOMETRY OF THE PEEL POINT FROM ONE END OF THE BOBBIN TO THE OTHER DURING FIBER PAYOUT. ANTICIPATED BENEFITS/POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS - THE PROPOSED RESEARCH WILL RESULT IN CAPABILITY, WHICH IS MAGNITUDES ABOVE THE STATE-OF-THE-ART FOR EXPERIMENTALLY VALIDATING THEORETICAL MODELS OF THE PEEL POINT DYNAMICS AND FOR CHARACTERIZING THE ADHESIVE RUPTURE CHARACTERISTICS DURING PAYOUT THROUGH DIRECT OBSERVATION OF THE 3-D FIBER GEOMETRY.

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