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Directed Energy Detection and Characterization Instrumentation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9201-09-C-0147
Agency Tracking Number: F083-253-1058
Amount: $99,891.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF083-253
Solicitation Number: 2008.3
Solicitation Year: 2008
Award Year: 2009
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2009-06-16
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2010-03-16
Small Business Information
727 Airport Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
United States
DUNS: 197187602
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Nicholas Jordan
 Research Engineer
 (734) 668-2567
Business Contact
 Charles Cohen
Title: VP Research and Developme
Phone: (734) 668-2567
Research Institution

The increasing power, energy, and maturity of DE weapons systems has created an acute need for better measurement capabilities.  Systems designed to melt or disrupt electronics cannot be measured by many conventional methods, as they will destroy the diagnostic equipment along with their target.  To this end, Cybernet proposes the development of disposable HEL and HPM sensors which can provide accurate data until the point of fatal damage. We will leverage our experience developing HPM weapons as well as our experience in designing sensor systems for HEL and perform the necessary technology assessment to design low cost sensors, or modify existing sensors to meet the unique DE testing needs. BENEFIT: The development of a disposable sensor has the potential to save the Air Force and the rest of the Directed Energy community a significant amount of money.   Current tests of a conventional missile can destroy $5-10k of test equipment.  As DE weapons can be fired for very low per shot costs, and thus tested much more frequently, an equivalently inexpensive sensor suite would be highly beneficial.)

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