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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: F29601-02-C-0208
Agency Tracking Number: 02-0312
Amount: $69,028.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
5 Morin Street, Biddeford, ME, 04005
DUNS: 048268890
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Leslie Cohen
 Manager, Progrm Mngmt Div
 (207) 282-5911
Business Contact
 David Audie
Title: Contracts Administrator
Phone: (207) 282-5911
Research Institution
"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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