Interweapon Wireless Communication

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,982.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
F08630-03-C-0093
Award Id:
57621
Agency Tracking Number:
021MN-1412
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
11409 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie, MN, 55344
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
114264351
Principal Investigator:
RobertSinclair
Senior Staff Engineer
(952) 996-1616
bobsin@nve.com
Business Contact:
JamesDaughton
Cheif Technical Officer
(952) 829-9217
daughton@nve.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
A novel method of intraweapon wireless communications using magnetic field transmissions was demonstrated during the Phase I portion of this program. Normal physical wire communication links cannot be expected to survive during and after targetpenetration. Therefore, various methods of wireless communication within a metal cylinder 15 inches in diameter and 10 feet in length were evaluated and communication using magnet induction was shown to be most reliable. NVE Corporation will team withAlliant Techsystems (ATK) as a subcontractor to combine their knowledge in munitions and fuzing systems with NVE's expertise in magnetic sensors, wireless networks (LAN) and high shock recorders for the Phase II to generate a detailed design using themagnetic communication concept. Prototypes will be fabricated and demonstrated in a 3.6 inch by 24 inch projectile at velocities up to 1500 ft/sec. NVE's high shock data recorder will be used to acquire the data in the test. Communication between twomodules at various locations in the projectile will be demonstrated. Magnet Induction technology's advantages over other communication methods will be demonstrated such as it's low power, very small antenna coils/magnetic sensors and its ability to becommercialized for secure, short range Personal Area Network (PAN).

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