DEVELOPMENT OF A HIGH RANGE PARTICLE VELOCITY GAGE

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$77,989.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
5524
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Applied Research Assocs Inc
4300 San Mateo Ne - Ste B380, Albuquerque, NM, 87110
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
HARRY J BEWLEY
(802) 763-8348
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THERE IS AN ESTABLISHED NEED FOR A SIMPLE ROBUST TRANSDUCER TO MEASURE PARTICLE VELOCITY IN SEVERE BLAST AND SHOCK ENVIRONMENTS SUCH AS NUCLEAR AND HIGH EXPLOSIVE TESTS. A GAGE CONCEPT IS PROPOSED FOR DEVELOPMENT, BASED ON THE PROVEN MEASUREMENT PRINCIPLES USED IN THE HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL DX GAGE, BUT RECONFIGURED MECHANICALLY AND ELECTRICALLY TO WITHSTAND THE HARSH SHOCK ENVIRONMENTS. THE CONCEPT RELIES ON SENSING THE RELATIVE DISPLACEMENT BETWEEN THE INERTIAL MSS AND ITS RIGID CASE. MUTUAL INDUCTANCE ELECTRICAL SENSING METHOD IS PROPOSED WITH THE AC CIRCUITRY ASSOCIATED WITH THE GAGE SO THAT THE GAGE OUTPUT WILL BE A DC SIGNAL.

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