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HARDENED ELECTRONICS FOR ELECTROMAGNETICALLY LAUNCHED PROJECTILES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
8430
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
8430
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Coleman Research Corp.
5950 Lakehurst Drive Orlando, FL 32819
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: HARDENED ELECTRONICS FOR ELECTROMAGNETICALLY LAUNCHED PROJECTILES
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $298,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE ELECTRONICS DESIGN PROBLEM ASSOCIATED WITH ULTRA-HIGH G PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENTS IS BEING ADDRESSED, USING AS A BASIS THE DEVELOPMENT OF CRYTALS FOR USE IN CRYSTAL OSCILLATORS SUITABLE FOR ELECTROMAGNETICALLY LAUNCHED (RAIL GUN) PROJECTILE APPLICATIONS. THE STUDY IS FOCUSING ON THE STRUCTURAL DESIGN PROBLEM OF RESONANT CRYSTALS SO AS TO PRECEDE THE ELECTRONICS DESIGN PHASE. THIS TASK IS EXAMINING VARIOUS CRYSTAL COMPONENTS, THEIR SIZE, SHAPE, RESONANT MODES, MATERIALS, OLD AND NEW MOUNTING PROCEDURES, AND MECHANICAL TUNING CAPABILITIES OF MOUNT CONFIGURATIONS, IN AN ATTEMPT TO DEVELOP DESIGNS AND APPROACHES COMPATIBLE WITH THE ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND TO ONE MILLIONG RAIL GUN ENVIRONMENT. THESE FINDINGS MAY BE ABLE TO BE EXTENDED TO OTHER ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS. THE APPLICATION FOR AN ULTRA-HARD CRYSTAL IS IN PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES THAT ARE SUBJECT TO ROUGH USAGE (E.G., INTENSE SHOCK). WRIST WATCHES, WALKIE-TALKIE, AND SMALL RADIOS ARE EXAMPLES. THESE DEVICES, AND OTHERS LIKE THEM, CURRENTLY MAKE USE OF THE HARDEST CRYSTALS AVAILABLE, THAT OFTEN ARE FURTHER PROTECTED BY MECHANICAL SHOCK AND VIBRATION ISOLATION SCHEMES REQUIRING RELATIVELY LARGE VOLUME (SWAY SPACE). AN ULTRA-HARD CRYSTAL WOULD ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE ISOLATORS AND THE ADDITIONAL VOLUME.

Principal Investigator:

Joel Greenstein
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Coleman Research Corp.
5950 Lakehurst Dr Orlando, FL 32819

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