An Innovative Confined Space Blast Wave Measurement System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15QKN-05-C-1215
Agency Tracking Number: A043-026-0356
Amount: $119,514.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: A04-026
Solicitation Number: 2004.3
Small Business Information
20 New England Business Center, Andover, MA, 01810
DUNS: 073800062
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Paul Cataldi
 Senior Research Scientist
 (978) 689-0003
Business Contact
 B. Green
Title: President, PSI R&D Operations
Phone: (978) 689-0003
Research Institution
Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes to develop an innovative blast wave measurement system that will characterize the three-dimensional nature of the blast inside an enclosed space. The innovation of our approach is in the design of the sensor modules that provide three-directional time resolved measurements of the blast wave static pressure and the blast front propagation direction. Using data to be obtained with our omni-directional blast wave measurements system in conjuction with data analysis algorithms, our system will determine the essential desired blast wave parameters. The Phase I program will concentrate on identifying the requirements of the system, refining the design to achieve these requirements, and assessing various transducers capable of achieving the requirements. PSI will also identify all the necessary hardware and software to characterize a 3-D model of the blast. During the Phase II program, PSI will fabricate the design, integrate modeling software, and produce a prototype to be validated during actual live fire testing at an Army facility.

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