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Active Optical Fuse

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
97776
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A093-195-0042
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
Army 09-195
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Polaris Sensor Technologies Inc.
200 Westside Square suite 320 Huntsville, AL 35801-4875
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Active Optical Fuse
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W56HZV-10-C-0191
Award Amount: $69,434.00
 

Abstract:

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.

Principal Investigator:

John Harchanko
Sr. Optical Engineer
2565620087
john.harchanko@polarissensor.com

Business Contact:

David Chenault
President
2565620087
ytajima@auriga-ms.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc.
200 Westside Square Suite 320 Huntsville, AL 35801

EIN/Tax ID: 431998920
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No