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Techniques for Performing Warhead Characterization

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-14-C-7034
Agency Tracking Number: B2-1981
Amount: $1,598,047.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA12-007
Solicitation Number: 2012.2
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-06-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-03-13
Small Business Information
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Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 James Burke
 Sr. Member of the Technic
 (256) 319-7534
Business Contact
 Kenneth Lones
Title: Director of Contracts
Phone: (256) 319-6119
Research Institution

Leveraging the results of our Phase I work, Torch proposes developing an innovative instrumentation system integrated with automated data processing and data fusion algorithms to capture full-hemisphere, open-air, fragment mass, geometry and velocity information from arena and sled warhead characterization tests.Data from multiple visible and infrared high-speed cameras will be correlated and fused to derive fragment three-dimensional state (position, velocity, angular momentum) and mass/geometry information.Specialized camera optics will be developed to improve the debris measurement signal-to-noise ratio.A unique track correlation methodology will be implemented to handle the large number of measured objects.In addition, procedures for utilizing these data products to anchor core lethality models are illustrated.Our Phase II work plan will focus on developing the instrumentation suite and live-fire field test measurements to gather the data required to validate our concept.Approved for Public Release 14-MDA-7739 (18 March 14).

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