GASEOUS TRITIUM LIGHT SOURCE

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 3885
Amount: $285,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Po Box 15052 - 224 N Campo St, Las Cruces, NM, 88004
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John H Stokes
 (505) 523-4561
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THIS PROGRAM IS ORGANIZAED TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING A GASEOUS TRITIUM LIGHT SOURCE (GTLS) AS A SELF POWERED DEVICE TO PROVIDE CONTINUOUS ILLUMINATION INSIDE A ROCKET MOTOR ARM-FIRE DEVICE FOR A PERIOD OF 15 YEARS. THE SOURCE WILL ILLUMINATE SAFE/ARMED (S/A) SYMBOLS WITH COLOR CODED LIGHT. AN IMAGE QUALITY FIBER OPTIC BUNDLE WILL ALLOW THE IMAGE OF THE INDICATOR TO BE OBSERVED BY ORDINANCE PERSONNEL IN VERY LOW LIGHT CONDITIONS. THE IMPORTANT OBJECTIVES OF PHASE I ARE TO INVESTIGATE DESIGN ALTERNATIVES, TO FABRICATE A DEMONSTRATION PROTOTYPE SYSTEM AND TO DESIGN THE FINAL PRODUCT. IF THE PHASE I PROGRAM IS SUCCESSFUL, IT WILL ALLOW ADVANCED DEVELOPMENT AND MANUFACTURING OF A LIMITED QUANTITY OF INDICATOR SYSTEMS IN PHASE II FOR FIELD TESTING.

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