Abstract:Next-generation missile midcourse detection infrared sensing systems will require improved cryogenic cooling technology. Future cryogenic cooling systems must be capable of providing significant cooling capacity at two different temperatures across a two axis gimbal or to… more
Abstract:Most gimbal systems are designed for maximum stiffness and lowest mass. Gimbal stiffness is generally a principal requirement because the control bandwidth and pointing capability are directly related to the stiffness. Typically, the need to satisfy mass and… more
Abstract:…lemetry System and the airborne interceptor vehicle. This mission requires a broadband telemetry link supporting a high data rate on both the uplink and downlink. Current GBTS terminal architectures are based on systems which combine dish antennas with mechanical gimbals. This… more
Abstract:… over a specific area or along convoy routes. With the United States Homeland Security already capitalizing on larger Unmanned Systems, this system can fly non lethal directed energy payloads to deter illegal immigrants as they cross the border. Moreover, a gimbal with… more
Abstract:Presently, scanning and zooming of imaging optics is achieved with bulky mechanical gimbals or using multiple focal plane arrays and associated optics to cover the wide field of view. These approaches are not only expensive in terms of power, size and weight, but also costly.… more
Abstract:… for conceptual design and breadboarding. 2. Identification, down-selection, and refining of promising concepts for the system's component technologies, through modeling, simulation, and documented design trades. 3. Completion of a preliminary design of one single-gimbal… more
Abstract:…agnify an area-of-interest almost instantly without macroscopic motion. Conventional zoom systems require cams and/or gears to vary the spacings between lens (mirror) groups or mechanical rotation stages to exchange lenses in the optical train. Conventional gimbals are heavy and… more
Abstract:…igation errors in rate gyros like IFOG. Our solution to minimize these glitches caused by the slip rings is to replace the slip rings by an extremely reliable wireless data link. The design of this wireless data link for FOGN is difficult because FOGN uses a spherical gimbal set… more
Abstract:… a missile seeker, provides a WFOV, low frame rate capability required for target search, and a high frame rate lower resolution mode required for warhead fuzing, all in a single sensor. The WFOV sensor allows for elimination of complexity and cost of seeker gimbals typically… more
Abstract:… to develop CBNX for spacecraft payload integrated health management systems. In Phase I we will use the CBNX toolkit to develop and demonstrate a sensor payload subsystem prediction model. This could be an optical train to include cryogenic refrigeration and FPAs, gimbal… more
Abstract:…of UAV RSTA missions and enable the sensing-system itself to optimize its own behavior for a given mission. Mosaic ATM is pleased to propose an innovative Phase II effort that prototypes and delivers a Tactical SeeabilityT Demonstrator system featuring dual-gimbaled EO/IR… more
Abstract:Covertness of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) could be enhanced by replacing the radio frequency communications link with a laser communication (lasercomm) link. But, in order to have a large enough field of regard, the lasercomm system requires a heavy mechanical gimbal… more
Abstract:Future missile detection systems will require improved thermal management for cooling gimbal-mounted sensors and optics. Current systems utilize cryocoolers placed on the gimbal, which necessitates the cryocooler heat to be rejected directly from the gimbal. A superior… more
Abstract:… 2 rad/sec, be capable of slew accelerations greater than 2 rad/sec2, take up less than 0.2 cubic meters, and have mass less than 50 kg. Our proposed Beam Director/Expander combines a unique, optical design; advanced mirror materials; novel actuator technology; and proven … more
Abstract:The deleterious effects of lunar dust, typically less than 50 Ã½Ã½m in diameter, have to be addressed prior to establishing a human base and long duration human presence on the surface of the moon. These effects include abrasion of seals, gaskets, motors, actuators, gimbals,… more
Abstract:… exercises involving the C4ISR Ku transmission subsystem operating on a HMMWV and communicating with an airborne vehicle. Ross-Hime Designs, Inc. Minneapolis Minnesota and BAE, Systems, is offering a complete system with a new and improved horizon-to-horizon gimbal tracking… more
Abstract:The Army needs smaller and cheaper precision weapon systems. Semi-Active Laser guidance (SAL), invented in the 1960's at the Army Missile command, is a powerful approach to smart weapons. In the past, SAL seekers used quadrant detectors, narrow field-of-view optics, gimbals, and… more
Abstract:… (WAOS3 ). Semi-active strap-down seekers in tactical weapons offer improved reliability, reduced weight, and lower cost. However, combining wide field of regards with high angular discrimination is more difficult in strap-down seekers than in traditional gimbaled seekers,… more
Abstract:Applied Technology Associates (ATA) proposes innovations in the design and mechanizations of space gimbals and their electrical and pointing controls. This new paradigm for a gimbal design is denoted the Next Generation Gimbal (NGG) and yields a gimbal… more
Abstract:… in absolute location and angular orientation in order to cooperatively track objects at significant distances. Current technologies providing these functions are not integrated into a rad-hard, light-weight, low-cost, power-efficient instrument suitable for on-gimbal… more
Abstract:Missile systems such as Hellfire provide outstanding lethality, but use traditional gimbaled seeker heads that are too expensive and heavy to meet increasing missile loadout requirements. The reduced weight and lower cost of Strapdown Semi-Active Laser seekers enable missile… more
Abstract:… be deployed on small Tactical UAVs. To this end, Arete proposes to design two integrated hardware and software systems and demonstrate the feasibility of conducting METOC missions using: 1. a small, lightweight, low power sensor system employing an electronic gimbal concept… more
Abstract:… system is important in a variety of applications including free space optical communications, remote sensing and weapon guidance. Non-mechanical systems have the potential to be more accurate, smaller, lighter and less expensive than systems that use gimbals to position… more
Abstract:The objective of this project is to develop a novel expander that can increase the efficiency of cryocoolers for IR sensors at very low temperatures and in remote cooling and across gimbal applications. Miniature Thermoacoustic Expanders (MTAE) that employ high energy acoustic… more
Abstract:…ion range and adaptable to cover any of the wavelength spectrums outlined in the solicitation. The concept is fully compliant with the stated weight requirement with possible growth to the ultimate weight goal. Line-of-sight steering without the use of mechanical gimbals is… more
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