Onboard Flight Digital Data Recorder for Measuring the Shock and Vibration Environment Associated with the Dispense and Flight of Missile Submunitions

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9302-11-C-0001
Agency Tracking Number: 99TTO-044a
Amount: $788,537.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2099
Solicitation Topic Code: AF99-325
Solicitation Number: 2099.1
Small Business Information
11409 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie, MN, -
DUNS: 114264351
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Russ Beech
 Director of Design
 (952) 996-1613
Business Contact
 John Myers
Title: VP of Advanced Technolgy
Phone: (952) 996-1610
Email: jmyers@nve.com
Research Institution
ABSTRACT: The Air Force Flight Test Center (AFFTC) is interested in upgrading their test aircraft fleet (or a portion thereof) to have onboard smart sensors (OSS). The target SBIR product for this project is a set of hardware components that allows the integration of IEEE 1451.4 Smart Sensors into the Common Airborne Instrumentation System (CAIS) which is the most common data acquisition system currently in use. In their SBIR project, NVE has developed data acquisition hardware to collect data from smart sensors. In this project we plan to mature NVE Corporation"s product by: (1)conducting environmental testing ("shake and bake"), (2)fully integrating it with instrumentation support systems (primarily software development effort), and (3)flight testing. BENEFIT: The proposed technology will provide a means of using smart sensors with existing flight test instrumentation systems, as well as provide an upgrade capability for existing dumb sensors.

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