Plasma-Sprayed, Non-Skid, Wear, Erosion and Corrosion Resistant Ship Deck Coatings

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00178-00-C-1067
Agency Tracking Number: N991-2333
Amount: $298,961.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2525 Shader Road, Orlando, FL, 32804
DUNS: 053393898
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dave Symonds
 (407) 298-2000
Business Contact
 W. Horton
Phone: (407) 298-2000
Research Institution
The success of numerous weapons systems, now under active development, depends upon electronics capable of withstanding very high acceleration and mechanical shock. Most will use crystal oscillators. Applications include guided munitions, smartand penetrating weapons. For this program we are interested in the applications which incorporate on-board GPS receivers as part of the guidance system. The receiver requires a frequency source whose accuracy determines the time to acquire the firstsatellite. To meet the allowable thermally induced frequency shift this will be a TCXO - - a temperature-compensated crystal oscillator. Although the circuitry of a crystal oscillator is relatively shock inert, the conventional crystal resonators used areinherently susceptible to shock. To manufacture crystal oscillators shock-hardened up to 50,000 G there is a corresponding need for hardened resonators. PTI has been intimately involved over the past decade in the development of resonator shock-hardeningtechnology. Each technique developed to date has certain limitations, different for each. By combining techniques and adding new novel techniques we felt that inherent failure mechanisms could be eliminated. This first phase of this program demonstratedthat we can produce a much more rugged but still economical resonator to use in a high shock TCXO.

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