DISPLACEMENTS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
4475
Agency Tracking Number:
4475
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
5000 Marble Ave Ne - Ste 222, Albuquerque, NM, 87110
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
NOEL H ETHRIDGE
(301) 272-4200
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE ULTIMATE OBJECTIVE IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN INERTIAL TRACKING SYSTEM TO MEASURE THE DISPLACEMENT OF TARGETS DURING BLAST TESTS IN LARGE SHOCK TUBES OR HIGH EXPLOSIVE SIMULATIONS OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS. THE SYSTEM IS INTENDED TO SUPPLEMENT PHOTOGRAPHIC COVERAGE OF TARGET MOVEMENT WHEN THE TARGET IS OBSCURED BY DUST OR BY A CONDENSATION CLOUD. THE SYSTEM WILL UTILIZE ACCELEROMETERS AND ROLL OR ROLL RATE SENSORS AND ON BOARD RECORDING TO PROVIDE A SELF-CONTAINED UNIT FOR MOUNTING IN A TARGET. THE SYSTEM IS TO BE INTEGRATED FROM OFF-THE-SHLF HARDWARE. IN PHASE I THE FEASIBILITY OF THE SYSTEM FOR THE PURPOSE INTENDED WILL BE DETERMINED BY CONSTRUCTING A SENSOR ARRAY AND PLACING IT ON BOARD A LABORATORY TARGET. THE TARGET WILL BE MOVED ON KNOWN PATHS AND THE OUTPUT OF THE SENSORS REORDED USING OFF-BOARD RECORDING EQUIPMENT. THE RECORDS WILL BE PROCESSED AND THE TRAJECTORY OF THE CENTER OF GRAVITY OF THE TARGET AND ITS ANGULAR ORIENTATION AS INDICATED BY THE SENSORS WILL BE COMPARED TO THE ACTUAL MOVEMENT. THE CAPABILITIES OF SUCH A SENSOR ARRAY TO MEET THE SYSTEM OBJECTIVE WILL BE EVALUATED. IN PHASE II THE COMPLETE SYSTEM WILL BE ASSEMBLED.

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