Active Optical Fuse
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
The Active Protection System for a ground vehicle should provide protection from the full spectrum of threats. Based on our experience in developing optical fuzes, we present our notional concept for a highly accurate active optical fuze that not only requires minimal volume and weight but the additional submunition length required is very small or possible even reduced in some cases where an RF fuze is being utilized. The concept allows for a nose-mounted warhead and is suitable for high-volume manufacturing practices. Finally, the accuracy of the fuze is further enhanced by the use of multiple gates that allow for additional discrimination to ensure proper fuzing. This technology combined with our existing electronics and expertise from our algorithm group will provide a highly accurate, high speed optical fuze.
Small Business Information at Submission:
Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc.
200 Westside Square Suite 320 Huntsville, AL 35801
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