Tightly Integrated Multi-Functional Fiber-Optic Sensor Sub-Systems for Advanced Interceptor Kill Vehicles
Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems Corporation (IFOS) proposes to demonstrate the feasibility of integrating cutting-edge fiber-optic sensing technology with the next-generation interceptors. The overall objective is to increase the performance and capability of the KV. Fiber optics has the potential to significantly contribute to this objective since it inherently offers ultra-light-weight, ultra-compact, and multi-functional solutions capable of reliably (radiation-resistant and EMI-immune) operating under harsh space environments. IFOS proposes to design an integrated Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) sensor and Fiber-Optic Gyroscope (FOG) sub-system, construct a proof-of-concept high-speed miniaturized FBG-FOG prototype, and test the integrated platform. The design will enhance both endo-atmospheric and exo-atmospheric performance and capabilities and lower size/weight/power (SWaP), wiring harness, and lifecycle cost. The system prototype will demonstrate proof-of-principle and the corresponding test results will provide proof-of-functionality of the proposed integrated sensor sub-system for the seeker and interceptor. IFOS will develop a Phase II strategy plan, with MDA"s permission in collaboration with MDA"s prime contractors, based on the confines of SM3 2A & B systems, that includes system development and integration strategy and potential demonstration opportunities. While the FOG part of the solution can be incorporated with the existing systems, the total FBG-FOG subsystem is geared more towards the next-generation systems.
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Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems Corporation
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