HVI Damage Assessment

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX12CF39P
Agency Tracking Number: 115307
Amount: $124,951.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: X5.03
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
TX, Conroe, TX, 77385-8746
DUNS: 782566418
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Doug Heermann
 Principal Investigator
 (281) 292-9903
 heermann@invocon.com
Business Contact
 Mary Delahunty
Title: Business Official
Phone: (281) 292-9903
Email: mdelahunty@invocon.com
Research Institution
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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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