Shipboard Lighting System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,815.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N65538-04-M-0098
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-081-1558
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
BREAULT RESEARCH ORGANIZATION
6400 E. Grant Road, Suite 350, Tucson, AZ, 85715
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
099378374
Principal Investigator:
Mark Fink
Director of Engineering S
(520) 721-0500
mfink@breault.com
Business Contact:
Mark Fink
Director of Engineering S
(520) 721-0500
mfink@breault.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Future military action may be more covert, which will involve more stealth technology integrated into military hardware. New navy ships are in design with a low profile and sloped sides in order to reflect radar away from hostile receivers. Other ship components will also need to be upgraded. Current light fixtures have geometries that can reflect radar waves back toward hostile receivers. They are also not very efficient and waste much light directed beyond the boundary of the ship. Further, these light systems are not NVD compatible and cause current NVDs to saturate obscuring the users view. Breault Research Organization (BRO) proposes to design a new light system for new navy ships that will maximize light in the illuminate area and minimize the light outside of that area. We will select specific sources to provide sufficient lumens to meet illumination requirements and be NVD compatible. External controls will be design to control optical output power. Our design will be integrated into existing bulkheads in order to take advantage of the ship's reduced RCS. Local source and remote source configurations will be evaluated based on illumination efficiency, coupling efficiency and transmission loss.

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