Surface-borne Time Of Reception Measurements (STORM)

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX13CL10P
Agency Tracking Number: 124464
Amount: $124,955.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: A1.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Invocon, Inc.
TX, Conroe, TX, 77385-8746
DUNS: 782566418
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Doug Heermann
 Program Director
 (281) 292-9903
Business Contact
 Aaron Trott
Title: Program director
Phone: (281) 292-9903
Research Institution
Invocon has devised a method to determine the location of lightningstrikes on structures to as close as 1" by combining simple sensorswith highly capable electronics. This method measures a strike frommultiple transducers to triangulate its location. Initial testing on metallic and composite structures has provided good results. The next step is to extend the wireless nature of the system to the transducers in order to simplify installation and use of the system.The proposed development is based on nearly 10 years of successfully development and flight testing of high-speed impact detection and evaluation systems combined with lightning detection and location research. It will also take advantage of Invocon's successful 20 year history of deploying highly synchronized wireless networks on aerospace vehicles.

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