Surface-borne Time Of Reception Measurements (STORM)

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$124,955.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX13CL10P
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
124464
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
A1.01
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:
DougHeermann
Program Director
(281) 292-9903
heermann@invocon.com
Business Contact:
AaronTrott
Program director
(281) 292-9903
atrott@invocon.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
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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