Dynamic Firing Zone Imaging System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 40580
Amount: $69,994.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1998
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
P.O Box 1129, Chino Valley, AZ, 86323
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ed P. Andert
 (520) 636-2600
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
An automated dynamic firing zone generation imaging system is needed to increase the effectiveness and utility of shipboard weapon systems. The current manual firing zone definition process is manpower intensive, complex, and cannot account for motion or changing topside configuration. These limitations greatly restrict the lethality and utility of shipboard weapons. This project proposes a dynamic firing zone 3D imaging system that runs in real-time and tracks with the weapon collecting both static and dynamic boresight scene data. The imaging data is correlated with existing reference computer CAD models, weapon configuration, and ship check information. Automated firing zones are generated and cutout definitions are made available for dynamic weapon system firing zone update. The firing zone, weapon system and ship structure are also displayed in 3D to allow engineer validation in a user-friendly and non-manpower-intensive way. The Phase I technical objective is to demonstrate the feasibility of DynaZone dynamic firing zone imaging system that accounts for motion while reducing the manpower intensity and complexity of the current firing zone generation process.

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