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Mapping Debris Trajectories Through a Fireball

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-15-C-7127
Agency Tracking Number: B142-008-0130
Amount: $124,992.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA14-008
Solicitation Number: 2014.2
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-12-22
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-07-21
Small Business Information
PO Box 5365
Huntsville, AL 35814-5365
United States
DUNS: 148689842
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Michael Guthrie
 Principal Investigator
 (256) 656-2932
Business Contact
 Herbert Fluhler
Title: PMO
Phone: (256) 651-5673
Research Institution

FreEnt Technologies, Inc. (FreEnt) proposes to design and develop a new type of radar for mapping debris trajectories through a fireball. The Radio Frequency (RF) based system is designed to see through the explosive fireball, and collect data obscured to other sensors (i.e. optical, other RF sensors, etc.). FreEnts technique and system architecture will result in accurate fragment trajectory characterization with high spatial, temporal, and velocity resolution for mapping the trajectories of thousands of individual fragments. The system will be designed to meet ground testing requirements and provide debris and trajectory characterization in a hypervelocity impact or explosive event fireball environment. In addition, rapid data collection and special data processing will yield estimates of individual debris mass that, along with other system outputs, are needed to support critical hydrocode validations. Approved for Public Release 14-MDA-8047 (14 Nov 14)

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