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Surface-borne Time Of Reception Measurements (STORM)

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Invocon, Inc.
19221 IH-45 South; Ste. 530 Conroe, TX -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Surface-borne Time Of Reception Measurements (STORM)
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX13CL10P
Award Amount: $124,955.00


Invocon has devised a method to determine the location of lightningstrikes on structures to as close as 1" by combining simple sensorswith highly capable electronics. This method measures a strike frommultiple transducers to triangulate its location. Initial testing on metallic and composite structures has provided good results. The next step is to extend the wireless nature of the system to the transducers in order to simplify installation and use of the system.The proposed development is based on nearly 10 years of successfully development and flight testing of high-speed impact detection and evaluation systems combined with lightning detection and location research. It will also take advantage of Invocon's successful 20 year history of deploying highly synchronized wireless networks on aerospace vehicles.

Principal Investigator:

Doug Heermann
Program Director

Business Contact:

Aaron Trott
Program director
Small Business Information at Submission:

Invocon, Inc.
19221 IH 45 South, Suite 530 Conroe, TX 77385-8746

EIN/Tax ID: 760315372
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No