Vibration Control of Optical Components in Missile Guidence Systems using PZT Fiber Composites
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
"The proposed program will investigate the feasibility and benefits of an efficient piezoelectric (PZT) vibration control system for electrical/optical guidance component mounts in seeker missiles. The Phase I objective will investigate a through thicknessPZT rod/fiber architecture for composite optical benches in the seekers. The study will concentrate on the typical seeker missile vibrations generated from three environmental scenarios: aircraft carry, flyout, and homing. Increased performance,reliability and improved resolution of the optical train is the expected outcome of using the PZT composite. The Phase I paper study will model and examine the use of combination PZT fiber and rod composites as combined sensors and actuators integratedwithin existing structural components. The final benefit of the a Phase II endeavor will bring increased resolution, reliability, and accuracy to seeker missile optical functions. The Phase I investigation of PZT sensors/actuators to reduce vibration ofseeker missile electronic housings is expected provide specific feasibility information of improving the efficacy of a range of similar structures."
Small Business Information at Submission:
Manager, Progrm Mngmt Div
David R. Audie
Fiber Materials, Inc.
5 Morin Street Biddeford, ME 04005
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