A SIMPLE SAFETY ARMING SWITCH

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$492,000.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
5807
Agency Tracking Number:
5807
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Enfitek Inc. (Currently Enfitek Inc)
549 Bryce Ave, Los Alamos, NM, 87544
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Albert Engelhardt
(505) 672-9246
Business Contact:
() -
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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