HVI Damage Assessment

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$124,951.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX12CF39P
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
115307
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
X5.03
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
TX, Conroe, TX, 77385-8746
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
782566418
Principal Investigator:
Doug Heermann
Principal Investigator
(281) 292-9903
heermann@invocon.com
Business Contact:
Mary Delahunty
Business Official
(281) 292-9903
mdelahunty@invocon.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
A device is proposed that can track the electrical charge dispersion that is created when hyper velocity impact (HVI) occurs between two entities with a closing velocity greater than 1 km per second. This same device can measure the time of arrival of the charge wave front at transducers placed throughout the vehicle. Using the known speed of light minus the reactive effects of the skin of the vehicle on the "charge", the system can calculate the exact point of impact. Further, the nature of the charge dispersal wave front contains critical information as to the damage incurred as a result of the HVI.

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