Real-Time Health Management Portable Sensor for Solid Rocket Motors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-15-C-7310
Agency Tracking Number: B14B-004-0041
Amount: $99,934.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA14-T004
Solicitation Number: 2014.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-04-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-10-27
Small Business Information
20 New England Business Center, Andover, MA, 01810-1077
DUNS: 073800062
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Allan Dokhan
 Grp Lead, Munitions & Missile Sys
 (978) 689-0003
 dokhan@psicorp.com
Business Contact
 B. David Green
Title: PMO
Phone: (978) 689-0003
Email: green@psicorp.com
Research Institution
 The Pennsylvania State University
 Stacey Bucha
 Office of Sponsored Programs
University Park, PA, 16802
 (814) 865-5579
 Domestic nonprofit research organization
Abstract
Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) proposes to design, develop, and demonstrate a portable, non-invasive, real-time sensor to assess the chemical and physical health of solid rocket motors (SRMs) as a function of age without affecting the motors integrity. In Phase I, a sensor to monitor specific gas species that are markers of the chemical and mechanical aging processes of composite and double base propellants will be developed. The operational feasibility of the sensor will be demonstrated and validated. Mathematical models that correlate the spectral signatures-to-adverse changes in propellant material properties will be simultaneously developed. PSI will manufacture this sensor and transition this to a missile defense application. Approved for Public Release 15-MDA-8161 (11 March 15)

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