Shock Sensitive Circuit Breaker

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-12-C-4132
Agency Tracking Number: N103-222-0094
Amount: $749,838.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N103-222
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Small Business Information
1551 Forbes St., Fredericksburg, VA, 22405-1603
DUNS: 198180937
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Scott Jackson
 (540) 373-2374
Business Contact
 Keith Armstrong
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (540) 373-2374
Research Institution
Equipment on board US Naval ships must survive severe shock events and thus must be subjected to extensive shock testing. While this testing ensures that a piece of equipment is shock resistant and will not pose a danger to other shipboard equipment, it is expensive and requires a one-use expenditure of the device under test. A shock sensitive circuit breaker (SSCB), designed to open when it detects a shock event of a given magnitude, will greatly simplify this testing. It will also have direct applications on board in-service naval vessels as a safety device. The SSCB will be designed to meet military standards for shock, vibration, and environment to ensure its reliable and safe operation. It will fit into existing standard form factors and be compatible with existing standards for shipboard power. The SSCB will also provide facilities to quickly and visually determine its status (on, off, or tripped), reset the breaker, monitor and control the system remotely, and to command the breaker to perform a self-test.

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