UTILIZATION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$72,481.00
Award Year:
1985
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
2356
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Ferrotec Inc
3050 Industrial Ln, Broomfield, CO, 80020
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
CHARLES L NEMNICH
(303) 466-1763
Business Contact:
() -
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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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