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Flight Test Receiver and Decoder (FTRD) for Universal Flight Termination System…

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Department of Defense
Air Force
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2002 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
1069 Elkton Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80907
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Flight Test Receiver and Decoder (FTRD) for Universal Flight Termination System (FTS) (9610)
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F08630-02-C-0038
Award Amount: $99,995.00


"Abstract: Q-DOT proposes to develop a low-cost standard Flight Test Receiver and Decoder (FTRD). The FTRD will fully support RCC 319-99 plus additional range-specific requirements. It will be easy to install and interface to a wide range of munitions.High performance will be attained at low cost by realizing the FTRD as a single integrated circuit in advanced, SiGe BiCMOS technology. Development cost will be minimized by working closely with Q-DOT's Fast Track commercialization partner, The RaymondEngineering Operation of Kaman Aerospace Corporation (Kaman). Kaman is currently developing a Flight Termination Safe and Arm (FTSA) for FTS. Q-DOT will leverage Kaman's FTSA experience while assuring that the FTRD and FTSA are compatible and optimizedto complement each other. Together, the FTRD and FTSA form the core of a complete FTS. In Phase I, the FTRD will be conceptually designed to accommodate a broad range of munitions and range-specific requirements while fully complying with RCC 319-99.Since Kaman plans to support our Fast Track application, the FTRD will be substantially developed in Phase II toward certification into production in Phase III. Safety is paramount when handling explosives anywhere. The FTRA (and FTSA) can be employed forsafe, remote detonation in mining, blasting and demolition. Police and special forces can safely detonate terrorist bombs. Commercial rocket launches can use the FTRD and FTSA to abort e

Principal Investigator:

Michael E. Harrell
Mgr. RF & Optical Systems

Business Contact:

Thomas E. Linnenbrink
President & Technical Dir
Small Business Information at Submission:

Q-Dot, Inc.
1069 Elkton Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80907

EIN/Tax ID: 362930703
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No