UTILIZATION

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2356
Amount: $72,481.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1985
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Ferrotec Inc
3050 Industrial Ln, Broomfield, CO, 80020
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 CHARLES L NEMNICH
 (303) 466-1763
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE ARMY DESIRES INNOVATIVE ALTERNATIVES TO EXISTING ROLL-RATE SENSORS WHICH ARE NOT OPTIMUM FOR USE IN SMART MUNITIONS. WE PROPOSE THE USE OF "FERROFLUIDIC ROLL-RATE SENSORS (FRRS)" WHICH ARE SIMPLE, HAVE MILLIWATT POWER REQUIREMENTS, ARE INHERENTLY RUGGED, WEIGH A FEW OUNCES, AND ARE LESS THAN ONE CUBIC INCH IN SIZE. LABORATORY SENSORS SHOW EXCELLENT LONG TERM STABILITY AFTER DORMANT STORAGE, REPEATIBILITY TO WITHIN ONE PERCENT, AND ROLL RATES BETWEEN 0 DEG AND 3600 DEG/SECOND. PHASE ONE RESEARCH IS NEEDED TO DEFINE THEIR LIMITS AND SHOW THE FEASIBILITY OF FURTHER RUGGEDIZING. A CONCEPTUAL SMART MUNITIONS FRRS ROLL-RATE SENSOR DESIGN WILL BE PROVIDED FOR FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF AN ARMY MODULARIZED AND ELECTRICALLY STANDARDIZED ROLL-RATE SENSOR IN PHASE TWO. EXTENSIVE MILITARY AND COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS OF THE FRRS HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED.

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