Vibration Control of Optical Components in Missile Guidence Systems using PZT Fiber Composites

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$69,028.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
F29601-02-C-0208
Agency Tracking Number:
02-0312
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Fiber Materials, Inc.
5 Morin Street, Biddeford, ME, 04005
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
048268890
Principal Investigator:
Leslie Cohen
Manager, Progrm Mngmt Div
(207) 282-5911
lcohen@gwi.net
Business Contact:
David Audie
Contracts Administrator
(207) 282-5911
fmigovt@gwi.net
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
"The proposed program will investigate the feasibility and benefits of an efficient piezoelectric (PZT) vibration control system for electrical/optical guidance component mounts in seeker missiles. The Phase I objective will investigate a through thicknessPZT rod/fiber architecture for composite optical benches in the seekers. The study will concentrate on the typical seeker missile vibrations generated from three environmental scenarios: aircraft carry, flyout, and homing. Increased performance,reliability and improved resolution of the optical train is the expected outcome of using the PZT composite. The Phase I paper study will model and examine the use of combination PZT fiber and rod composites as combined sensors and actuators integratedwithin existing structural components. The final benefit of the a Phase II endeavor will bring increased resolution, reliability, and accuracy to seeker missile optical functions. The Phase I investigation of PZT sensors/actuators to reduce vibration ofseeker missile electronic housings is expected provide specific feasibility information of improving the efficacy of a range of similar structures."

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