Innovative Sensor to Measure Detonation Properties of Propellants and Explosives

Period of Performance: 04/21/2010 - 12/31/2010


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Columbia Gorge Research, LLC
2555 NE 205th Avenue PO Box 382
Fairview, OR 97024
Principal Investigator


Distributed fiber grating sensor technology is used to support the measurement of key blast wave parameters including position, velocity, pressure and temperature. The system will support and characterize existing propellants and explosives and be used to demonstrate the difference between materials that deflagrate and detonate.