Urban FAST

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$1,492,867.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8651-06-C-0117
Award Id:
73037
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-160-0885
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
400 W. Bethany, Suite 110, Allen, TX, 75013
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
069871502
Principal Investigator:
David Boroson
Program Manager
(972) 396-4422
david.boroson@mustangtechnology.com
Business Contact:
R. Lowder
President
(972) 396-4446
kent.lowder@mustangtechnology.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The objective of this proposal (F2-2926) is to determine the merit and feasibility of a height-of-burst (HOB) proximity fuze sensor operating in an urban environment. Mustang Technology Group, LP (Mustang) has successfully demonstrated the use of a UHF/L/S-band wideband range/Doppler proximity sensor (i.e., Fuze Air-to-Surface Technology, FAST) that meets the Air Force need for an affordable next generation height-of-burst (HOB) fuze sensor. The FAST concept offers many key system benefits including: (1) programmable 0.5 meter accuracy height-of-burst, (2) ground profiling, even with heavy foliage, (3) height-of-burst, near surface burst, and penetrator operating modes, (4) affordable design based on low cost commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components, and (5) meets production goal costs of $1500 for nose mount and $2000 for tail mount variants. This effort will consist of three major activities: (1) making modifications to the existing FAST algorithms, (2) demonstrating this capability through local drop testing, and (3) validating Mustang's launch-to-burst (LTB) simulation and using this simulation to predict the performance for Urban FAST operating in a tactical environment. This will enable the key system benefits listed above to still be maintained, plus will provide a significant reduction in the collateral damage potential associated with dropping bombs in an urban environment.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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