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ANGULAR MOTION SENSOR FOR CANNON MUZZLE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
4616
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4616
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
PRINCETON SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS, INC.
7 Deer Park Drive Suite C Monmouth Junction, NJ -
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Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: ANGULAR MOTION SENSOR FOR CANNON MUZZLE
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $328,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE PROPOSED ANGULAR MOTION SENSOR SYSTEM IS BASED ON DYNAMICALLY MEASURING THE POSITION OF A LIGHT BEAM RE FLECTED BY A MIRROR MOUNTED ON THE CANNON MUZZLE TO DETERMINE PITCH AND YAW MOTION AND MEASURING THE POSITION OF TWO SMALL LIGHT SOURCES MOUNTED ON OPPOSITE SIDES OF THE MUZZLE TO DETERMINE ROLL. THE PROPOSED SYSTEM LENDS I ITSELF TO BEING RUGGEDIZED FOR USE AS A CONTINUOUS MUZZLE REFERENCE SYSTEM IN FIELDED EQUIPMENT. THE TWO LIGHT SOURCESLOCATED ON THE MUZZLE CAN BE SOLID STATE LIGHT EMITTING DIODES (LED) OR THE ENDS OF FIBER OPTIC STRANDS RUN DOWN THECANNON BARREL PERIPHERY TO THE MUZZLE. THE ELECTO-OPTIC IMAGE SENSOR IS A TWO DIMENSIONAL SILICON POSITION SENSOR THTHAT VIEWS THE MIRROR AND LIGHT SOURCES THROUGH A CATADIOPT TIC TYPE TELESCOPIC LENS WHICH CAN ALSO BE MADE QUITE RUGGED. THE LIGHT SOURCES ARE MODULATED TO ALLOW DISCRIMINATION FROM EACH OTHER AND THE AMBIENT BACKGROUND WILL BE FURTHER REDUCED BY NARROW BAND OPTICAL FILTERS CENTERED ON THE EMISSION WAVELENGTH OF THE LIGHT EMITTING DIODES. THE PHASE I EFFORT WILL BE DEVOTED TO DESIGN AND FABRICATION OF A PROTOTYPE SYSTEM THAT WILL BE TESTED IN THELABORATORY, AND THEN MADE AVAILABLE FOR FIELD TESTS.

Principal Investigator:


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Business Contact:

A danforth cope
Small Business Information at Submission:

Princeton Scientific Instrumnt
306 Alexander St Princeton, NJ 08540

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