Reusable Extended Artificial Light Source

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$150,000.00
Award Year:
2014
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA2487-14-C-0059
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
F131-176-2149
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF131-176
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 81386, Wellesley, MA, 02481-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
883404931
Principal Investigator:
BrianImhausen
Electrical Engineer/PI
(617) 795-1968
bimhausen@bodkindesign.com
Business Contact:
AndrewBodkin
Principal
(617) 795-1968
wab@bodkindesign.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
ABSTRACT: To capture images of high speed test events, the government uses high speed photography with high brightness illumination. The government would like to replace existing PF300 flashbulbs with a solution that meets or exceeds current specifications for reusable extended artificial light sources. BD & E proposes a collection of solid-state Lighting Modules based on high powered white Light Emitting Diode (LED) sources that can be networked together to provide sufficient illumination for any task. The devices can be powered by batteries or wall power, and are constructed from the most robust illumination components available, enhanced by a bullet-proof protective panel and die-cast housing. BENEFIT: The research and development program addresses the need for improved lighting for high speed photography. This design will be readily adapted to applications where a ruggedized system is a requirement. BD & E anticipates that the result of this research can be applied to other applications where high-intensity light is needed, such as ultra-fast photography of various industrial accident scenarios, automobile and airplane crash events, and fast chemical reactions in chemical plants and laboratories.

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