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NEUTRAL PARTICLE BEAM LOCATION, AIMING CALIBRATION AND TARGET HIT IDENTIFICATION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
4426
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4426
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Spire Corporation
One Patriots Park Bedford, MA 01730-2396
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: NEUTRAL PARTICLE BEAM LOCATION, AIMING CALIBRATION AND TARGET HIT IDENTIFICATION
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE DETERMINATION OF MISS-VECTOR AND IDENTIFICATION OF HITS ON TARGET BY A NEUTRAL PARTICLE BEAM (NPB) IN SPACE IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM FOR THIS ANTIBALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE CONCEPT. THE PROPOSED PROGRAM WILL INVESTIGATE THE USE OF ATMOSPHERIC FLUORESCENCE IN THE ZONE OF BEAM IONIZATION (STRIPPING) BELOW AND BEHIND THE TARGET FOR THIS PURPOSE. THE COLLIMATED ZONE OF ATMOSPHERIC LUMINESCENCE WOULD INDICATE THE RELATIVE POSITIONS OF THE TARGET AND THE BEAM; HITS ON TARGET WOULD BE SIGNALED BY A STRONG DECREASE OF ATMOSPHERIC EXCITATIONS. THE PROGRAM WILL ESTABLISH LUMINESCENCE SIGNAL LEVELS, SIGNAL/NOISE RATIOS, AND MATHEMATICAL RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THEM AND BEAM PARAMETERS, ACCELERATOR PLATFORM AND TARGET LOCATION, RELATIVE VELOCITIES, AND GEOPHYSICAL CONDITIONS.

Principal Investigator:

Ward D. Halverson
6172756000

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Spire Corp.
Patriots Park Bedford, MA 01730

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