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EMBEDDED LASER IGNITION DEVICE FOR ROCKET MOTORS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
9022
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9022
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Quantic Industries, Inc.
990 Commercial Street San Carlos, CA 94070
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: EMBEDDED LASER IGNITION DEVICE FOR ROCKET MOTORS
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

THIS EFFORT WILL CONCENTRATE ON THE DEVELOPMENT AND FEASIBILITY DEMONSTRATION OF AN ARM-FIRE DEVICE (AFD) USING A ZR WOOL PUMPED LASER AS THE IGNITION SOURCE. THE AFD WILL CONTAIN A ND:YAG OR ND:GLASS LASER ELEMENT, A SAFE/ARM (S/A) OPTICAL SHUTTER, FOCUSING OPTICS, OPTICAL FIBER INTERFACE, AND A SINGLE OPTICAL FIBER TRANSFER LINE LEADING TO AN IGNITION ELEMENT. AN ALTERNATE SAFING METHOD WILL BE CONSIDERED WHICH DEPRIVES THE ZR OR O(2) UNTIL ARMING OCCURS. THE IGNITION ELEMENT WILL CONTAIN EITHER AN ENERGETIC MATERIAL LISTED IN MIL-STD-1316C OR CONVENTIONAL ROCKET MOTOR IGNITER OUTPUT CHARGES SUCH AS BKNO(3) OR ZRKC10(4)-C. AT LEAST ONE MIL-STD-1316C MATERIAL HAS A HISTORY OF LASER INITIATION FROM SOURCES OF THE SAME FLUENCE AS THE PROPOSED LASER. THE OUTPUT OF THE PROPOSED LASER SOURCE SHOULD BE ABLE TO SIMULTANEOUSLY INITIATE APPROXIMATELY TEN SUCH IGNITION ELEMENTS. RELIABILITY AND SAFETY FAILURE PREDICTIONS WILL BE MADE USING CURRENTLY AVAILABLE MODELS.

Principal Investigator:

John T Petrick
4155951100

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Quantic Industries Inc.
990 Commercial St San Carlos, CA 94070

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