A SIMPLE SAFETY ARMING SWITCH

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 5807
Amount: $492,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Enfitek Inc.
549 Bryce Ave, Los Alamos, NM, 87544
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Albert Engelhardt
 (505) 672-9246
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A SIMPLE SAFETY ARMING SWITCH FOR GUIDED MISSILES CAN BE BUILT AROUND AN ACCELEROMETER AND INTEGRATING CIRCUIT. IN GENERAL, DURING THE LAUNCH BOOST PHASE, THE ACCELERATION OF A MISSILE INCREASES TO A MAXIMUM JUST BEFORE BURNOUT. CHARACTERISTIC ACCELERATION PROFILES FOR A PARTICULAR MISSILE ARE DEPENDENT UPON FUEL TAILORING AND MISSION REQUIREMENTS; I.E. AIR-TO-AIR MISSION, GROUND-TO-AIR MISSION, ETC. AN ACCELERATION ACTIVATED SAFETY ARMING SWITCH COULD DETERMINE THE MISSILE'S ACCELERATION AND THE DISTANCE TRAVELED. SUCH A SAFETY ARMING SWITCH COULD COMPARE THE MEASURED ACCELERATION PROFILE TO THAT EXPECTED OF THE MISSILE AND PROVIDE A FINAL SAFETY CHECK BEFORE ENERGIZING THE MISSILE'S FIRING CIRCUIT. THIS PROPOSAL ADDRESSES THE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF AN ACCELERATION ACTIVATED SAFETY ARMING SWITCH FOR A MISSILE. THE PROPOSED SWITCH WILL FIRST BE DEVELOPED IN ANALOG FORM TO FACILITATE DESIGN VERIFICATION. ONCE THE BASIC DESIGN HAS BEEN DETERMINED, THE SWITCH WILL BE REDESIGNED AS A SOLID STATE DEVICE.

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