RAM PLASTIC PERISCOPE PLASTIC HEAD

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 18245
Amount: $494,438.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1995
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1395 S Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA, 30067
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dennis J Kozakoff
 (404) 425-9382
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Research Institution
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Abstract
A submarine periscope is modeled as a cylindrical metal reflector poking out of a rough sea. The time variant component of its radar cross section (RCS) behaves as a Swerling Type I target whose magnitude can be reduced by application of RAM. Various options exist for incorporation of RAM into an outer periscope head which can be retrofitted to equipment already at sea. These options include encapsulating or compound molding RAM into a finished part. Injection molding the head from a resistive plastic matrix is another possibility. The research herein looks at detailed mechanical and electrical requirements, and methodology for incorporating RAM into a plastic periscope outer head. As part of this research, flat panel samples of material are fabricated and electrically tested. Consideration is given to cost, producibility, and combat survivability of the finished parts.

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