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AN ADAPTIVE CONTACT FUZE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
15541
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15541
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SILICON DESIGNS, INC.
1445 NW Mall Street Issaquah, WA 98027-0894
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: AN ADAPTIVE CONTACT FUZE
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $566,181.00
 

Abstract:

CRUSH SENSORS AND PROBES USED IN INEXPENSIVE MISSILES AS CONTACT DEVICES ARE EASILY DAMAGED BY HANDLING OR ANTI-MISSILE DEFENSES. PIEZOELECTRIC ACCELEROMETER CONTACT FUZES WITH FIXED THRESHOLDS HAVE TROUBLE DETECTING A "SOFT" IMPACT WITH AN AIRCRAFT-S ALUMINUM SKIN IN THE PRESENCE OF ACCELERATION NOISE. AN ADAPTIVE CONTACT FUZE IS NEEDED TOSENSE SUCH SOFT IMPACTS IN THE PRESENCE OF ROCKET MOTOR, WIND BUFFETING AND RAIL/HAIL NOISE. - SILICON DESIGNS HAS DEVELOPED A NEW LOW COST ACCELEROMETER TECHNOLOGY FOR SAFE-AND-ARM DEVICES THAT HAS BEEN SELECTED FOR TWO ARMY MISSILES, AAWS-M AND HOMS. WE ARE ALSO DEVELOPING AN ELECTRONIC RETARD SENSOR FOR BOMB FUZES AND AN ADVANCED CONTACT FUZE UNDER CONTRACT TO NWC. THE BASIC TECHNOLOGY IS RADIATION-HARD TO50,000 RADS (SI), AND A RADIATION-HARD VERSION TO 1 MEGARAD. WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP AN ADAPTIVE CONTACT FUZE THAT CHANGES ITS THRESHOLD ASA FUNCTION OF THE AMBIENT NOISE SO THAT NOISE HAS ONLY A SMALL PROBABILITY OF TRIGGERING THE FUZE. THE DEVICE WOULD FIT INTO A 20-PIN LCC AND COST LESS THAN $100 TO PRODUCE IN LARGE QUANTITIES. WE PROPOSETO INVESTIGATE TWO DIFFERENT ADAPTIVE CONTACT FUZES: ONE USING ACCELERATION AND ONE USING ACOUSTIC EMISSIONS.

Principal Investigator:

John C Cole
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Silicon Designs Inc.
1445-nw Mall Street Issaquah, WA 98027

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