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Ultra-Fast Fiber Optic Fish Net Sensor System for Target Hit-Point Detection

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
91508
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B083-008-0122
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems Corporation
2363 Calle Del Mundo Santa Clara, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Ultra-Fast Fiber Optic Fish Net Sensor System for Target Hit-Point Detection
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W9113M-09-C-0116
Award Amount: $99,995.00
 

Abstract:

In order to address MDA's need for highly integrated instrumentation both on and off-board targets that can be used to determine position and attributes of hit and misses for kinetic and/or directed energy weapons the IFOS team proposes using a fiber optic "fish net" with Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) sensors as a hit grid for embedding in a target missile body to determine the hit point. In Phase I, IFOS will demonstrate feasibility by constructing and testing a proof-of-principal model based on a high speed/high resolution FBG interrogator and develop advanced signal processing algorithms to identify the hit point in a test coupon with an embedded array of FBGs. The proposed innovation is the miniaturized hit grid package including sensors and interrogator with PC/104 form factor based on all-fiber-optic sensing system replacing the existing electrical sensors/cabling and reducing the system weight, cost, size, footprint while improving performance and reliability. The hit grid package also contains an integrated, high-efficiency telemetry transmitter capable of being programmed to operate in either upper or lower S-band, or L-band to address potential bandwidth and link margin issues due to high bit rates in the vicinity of 20 Mbps.

Principal Investigator:

Behzad Moslehi
CEO/CTO
4085659004
bm@ifos.com

Business Contact:

Behzad Moslehi
CEO/CTO
4085659000
bm@ifos.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

INTELLIGENT FIBER OPTIC SYSTEMS CORP.
2363 Calle Del Mundo Santa Clara, CA 95054

EIN/Tax ID: 043703938
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No