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A Next Generation Audio and Visual Cueing System for Tactical Engagement…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
20691
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
20691
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Spectra Research, Inc.
2790 Indian Ripple Road Russ Research Center Dayton, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: A Next Generation Audio and Visual Cueing System for Tactical Engagement Simulation
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $349,954.00
 

Abstract:

The firing of indirect fire weapons and the effect of incoming rounds have historically been simulated pyrotechnically. Weapon firing has been simulated by firing blank rounds and the effect of incoming rounds has been simulated by small explosive charges. Pyrotechnics have the advantage of being the simplest way to create the sound of an explosion, which is difficult to duplicate by other means. Moreover, the pyrotechnic mixture can be compounded to produce the desired levels of flash and smoke. Pyrotechnics also have several disadvantages. Being explosive devices, the charges present storage and handling hazards, and firing the charges carries the risk of igniting accidental fires. Spectra Researc (S*R) proposes to overcome these limitations with a non-pyrotechnic explosion simulator that is compact, reusable, and configurable for a range of effects. The proposed simulator uses a pneumatic shock tube to generate the sound, a non-toxic aerosol agent to generate the smoke, and a flash tube to generate the flash of an explosion.

Principal Investigator:

John W. Sellers
5134364454

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Spectra Research, Inc.
7071 Corporate Way, Suite 108 Dayton, OH 45459

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