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Downrange Crosswind Sensor for Small Arms Fire Control

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15QKN-16-C-0013
Agency Tracking Number: A2-5738
Amount: $1,496,036.07
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A12-103
Solicitation Number: 12.2
Solicitation Year: 2012
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-06-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-02-08
Small Business Information
2769 Pinegate Drive
Norton, OH 44203-3963
United States
DUNS: 078510776
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Nick Vitalbo
 President / Principal Investigator
 (412) 254-4668
Business Contact
 Nicholas Vitalbo
Phone: (412) 254-4668
Research Institution

The Phase II prototype will utilize the active wind measurement technique investigated and proven in the Phase I effort that uses information regarding the signal intensity and phase information of the laser return. A risk-mitigated development effort is proposed that modifies an OEM LRF module to incorporate specific changes required for wind measurement. Through these modifications, the average wind speed along the path as well as the wind direction will be directly measured. The prototype is envisioned to have a form factor and size smaller than the current STORM laser rangefinder and include appropriate alignment lasers for daytime and night time operations, atmospheric sensors, and a ballistics computer and display. It is expected that the sensor will weigh no more than 1.5 lbs will not occupy a volume larger than 0.7 liters and will operate off of two (2) CR123 batteries. The prototype will be capable of measuring wind speeds to within +/- 0.5 m/s for wind speeds between 0 and 10 m/s and within 10% of the wind magnitude for speeds up to 20 m/s.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

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