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Small Arms Bullet Tracking Techniques and Algorithm Developments for Improved Soldier Lethality

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W909MY-20-P-0042
Agency Tracking Number: A201-049-0912
Amount: $111,466.12
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A20-049
Solicitation Number: 20.1
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-06-19
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-02-16
Small Business Information
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Raleigh, NC 27606-6322
United States
DUNS: 148551653
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jesse Shaver
 (919) 341-8241
Business Contact
 Gary Edge
Phone: (919) 949-4111
Research Institution

Rifle projectiles follow complex trajectories influenced by many factors, including wind. There is currently no man-portable, low-cost, low-SWaP technology available to capture the trajectory of a standard rifle projectile in field conditions. Vadum proposes a new approach to capture projectile trajectory from the point of origin to the point of impact. The low-latency measurement technique is capable of enabling rapid corrections to the point of aim for follow-up shots, and requires minimal modifications to existing weapons, projectiles, and aiming systems. In Phase I, Vadum will establish the feasibility of this new approach and bound the required size, weight, and power to perform trajectory measurement in daytime and nighttime.

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