Shock Sensitive Circuit Breaker

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$79,977.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00167-11-P-0135
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N103-222-0343
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N103-222
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
1965 Lycoming Creek Road, Suite 205, Williamsport, PA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
028856420
Principal Investigator:
Ross Bird
Principal Investigator
(570) 322-2700
rbird@qortek.com
Business Contact:
Cathy Brooke
Chief Financial Officer
(570) 322-2700
cbrooke@qortek.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
The proposed highly ruggedized Shock Sensitive Circuit Breaker is a large step forward in technology, enabling the benefits of true safety with the inherent ability to add digital electrical interrogation to power systems. The new electrical circuit breaker is designed to operate over a wide range of voltages transparently in the shipboard environment with effect only realized during high shock application to the breaker. During high shock events the breaker achieves guaranteed OFF state (power interrupt) in rapid response to large (pulse) shock event. As a sensor technology alone the very compact and rugged device offers several advantages over conventional sensors such as piezoelectric, fiber optic, magnetic technology: It is very resilient to ambient electrical noise and it is extremely immune to damage induced by up to 1000 over-pressures. The new pressure device requires far less post-processing of the output signal than conventional pressure devices, requiring much fewer additional electronics components to process the raw sensor output for use by the system.

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