Laser Material Survivability Model

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9201-12-C-0093
Agency Tracking Number: F112-203-1498
Amount: $146,940.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: AF112-203
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Small Business Information
4695 Millennium Drive, Belcamp, MD, -
DUNS: 035414697
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jim Tucker
 Subject Matter Specialist - Fire
 (937) 431-9914
Business Contact
 Jeff Foulk
Title: President
Phone: (410) 273-7722
Research Institution
ABSTRACT: Leveraging 30 years of dedicated aircraft survivability design, test, and evaluation, SURVICE Engineering brings a system engineering approach to researching and developing an engineering level tool to predict and assess laser initiated fire for composite aircraft fuel tanks. The code will simulate all phases of laser engagement conditions, composite damage, fuel leakage, ignition, and sustainment. Existing community accepted laser damage and fire prediction code methodology will be leveraged were possible and acceptable. BENEFIT: Development of a laser initiated fire prediction tool will support development and evaluation of mitigation technologies, support for test and evaluation, and overall system vulnerability evaluations. Initial applications include DoD aircraft, ground vehicles, and ships where not only laser initiated fire is of a concern, but also fire sustainment and subsequent damage. Further commercialization potential exists outside of DoD for commercial aircraft.

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