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Hypervelocity Impact Multiple-Hit Detection (HIM-D) System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-15-C-7213
Agency Tracking Number: B2-2043
Amount: $982,275.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA13-015
Solicitation Number: 2013.2
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-05-07
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-05-06
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

FreEnts High-Velocity Impact Multiple-Hit Detection (HIM-D) system uses a simple but innovative technique employing a low-cost passive fiber-optic grid and opto-electronic detectors to measure the initial hit points of extremely high velocity impacts. The HIM-D system has the ability to rapidly time-stamp and record the data detected from thermal radiation originating in the fiber ends as the impacting materials penetrate and react with the fiber material. The impact kinetics processes raises the temperature of the vaporized end of the penetrated fiber. The HIM-D detectors located on both ends of each of the X-Y grid fibers allows for the unique location of multiple hits. The detections are passed to a telemetry system for transmission to the ground. Approved for Public Release 15-MDA-8169 (20 March 15)

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