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Interweapon Wireless Communication

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
57621
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
021MN-1412
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NVE CORP. (FORMERLY NONVOLATILE ELECTRONICS, INC.
11409 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Interweapon Wireless Communication
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F08630-03-C-0093
Award Amount: $749,982.00
 

Abstract:

A novel method of intraweapon wireless communications using magnetic field transmissions was demonstrated during the Phase I portion of this program. Normal physical wire communication links cannot be expected to survive during and after targetpenetration. Therefore, various methods of wireless communication within a metal cylinder 15 inches in diameter and 10 feet in length were evaluated and communication using magnet induction was shown to be most reliable. NVE Corporation will team withAlliant Techsystems (ATK) as a subcontractor to combine their knowledge in munitions and fuzing systems with NVE's expertise in magnetic sensors, wireless networks (LAN) and high shock recorders for the Phase II to generate a detailed design using themagnetic communication concept. Prototypes will be fabricated and demonstrated in a 3.6 inch by 24 inch projectile at velocities up to 1500 ft/sec. NVE's high shock data recorder will be used to acquire the data in the test. Communication between twomodules at various locations in the projectile will be demonstrated. Magnet Induction technology's advantages over other communication methods will be demonstrated such as it's low power, very small antenna coils/magnetic sensors and its ability to becommercialized for secure, short range Personal Area Network (PAN).

Principal Investigator:

Robert A. Sinclair
Senior Staff Engineer
9529961616
bobsin@nve.com

Business Contact:

James M. Daughton
Cheif Technical Officer
9528299217
daughton@nve.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NVE CORP. (FORMERLY NONVOLATILE ELECTRON
11409 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN 55344

EIN/Tax ID: 411424202
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No