Optical Sensor for Proximity Fuzing

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,926.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W56HZV-10-C-0192
Award Id:
97777
Agency Tracking Number:
A093-195-1290
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
Army 09-195
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
825 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA, 91016
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
195754056
Principal Investigator:
Pat Shoemaker
Senior Scientist
(626) 471-9700
pat.shoemaker@tanner.com
Business Contact:
Kevin Dinneine
Director
(626) 471-9778
dennis.wagner@welkinsciences.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Tanner Research proposes to implement a fast-response optical proximity fuze for use with active protection system (APS) counter-munitions (C-M). Use of fast back-end sensor processing inherent in optical systems that implement optical-flow and looming algorithms will be critical in achieving the warhead response times needed to defeat incoming 4000 fps threats: and, especially incoming threats passing off-center to the C-M axis. A single optical sensor can simultaneously detect the threat and determine into which specific radial zone the threat will pass the C-M warhead in a near-miss scenario. Knowing which 30A radial (i.e., 12 in 360A ) will facilitate focusing about 90% of the warhead blast and fragmentation from a directional warhead into any 90A sector. Algorithms for fuze command formulation based on looming detection will be evaluated and refined. Finally, options for low-cost, monolithic, micro-size implementations will be considered to establish a roadmap for a prototype system in Phase II.

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