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Improved Optics for Overhead Flood Lights

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
70081
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-089-1052
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
BREAULT RESEARCH ORGANIZATION
6400 E. Grant Road Suite 350 Tucson, AZ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Improved Optics for Overhead Flood Lights
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N65538-04-M-0119
Award Amount: $69,686.00
 

Abstract:

Future military action may be more covert, which will involve more stealth technology integrated into military hardware. Reducing the radar cross section is part of this stealth technology. Several new navy ships are in design to have a low profile and sloped side in order to reflect hostile radar away from receivers. However, other ship components will also need to be upgraded. Current light fixtures have geometries that can reflect radar waves back toward hostile receivers. Further, current light systems have not been designed efficiently and much light is wasted beyond the boundary of the ship. These light systems are not NVD compatible and cause current NVDs to saturate obscuring the users view. Breault Research Organization (BRO) proposes to design a new overhead flood light system to illuminate a flight deck. We will select specific sources to provide sufficient lumens to meet illumination requirements and be NVD compatible. The output geometry will be optimized to maximize and uniformly illuminate the flight deck and minimize the illumination outside the flight deck boundary. We will also determine the feasibility of a remote source using a fiber bundle based on coupling efficiency and transmission loss.

Principal Investigator:

Mark Fink
Director of Engineering S
5207210500
mfink@breault.com

Business Contact:

Mark Fink
Director of Engineering S
5207210500
mfink@breault.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

BREAULT RESEARCH ORGANIZATION
6400 E. Grant Road, Suite 350 Tucson, AZ 85715

EIN/Tax ID: 860377447
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No