EMBEDDED LASER IGNITION DEVICE FOR ROCKET MOTORS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$500,000.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
9022
Agency Tracking Number:
9022
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
990 Commercial St, San Carlos, CA, 94070
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
John T Petrick
(415) 595-1100
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
THIS EFFORT WILL CONCENTRATE ON THE DEVELOPMENT AND FEASIBILITY DEMONSTRATION OF AN ARM-FIRE DEVICE (AFD) USING A ZR WOOL PUMPED LASER AS THE IGNITION SOURCE. THE AFD WILL CONTAIN A ND:YAG OR ND:GLASS LASER ELEMENT, A SAFE/ARM (S/A) OPTICAL SHUTTER, FOCUSING OPTICS, OPTICAL FIBER INTERFACE, AND A SINGLE OPTICAL FIBER TRANSFER LINE LEADING TO AN IGNITION ELEMENT. AN ALTERNATE SAFING METHOD WILL BE CONSIDERED WHICH DEPRIVES THE ZR OR O(2) UNTIL ARMING OCCURS. THE IGNITION ELEMENT WILL CONTAIN EITHER AN ENERGETIC MATERIAL LISTED IN MIL-STD-1316C OR CONVENTIONAL ROCKET MOTOR IGNITER OUTPUT CHARGES SUCH AS BKNO(3) OR ZRKC10(4)-C. AT LEAST ONE MIL-STD-1316C MATERIAL HAS A HISTORY OF LASER INITIATION FROM SOURCES OF THE SAME FLUENCE AS THE PROPOSED LASER. THE OUTPUT OF THE PROPOSED LASER SOURCE SHOULD BE ABLE TO SIMULTANEOUSLY INITIATE APPROXIMATELY TEN SUCH IGNITION ELEMENTS. RELIABILITY AND SAFETY FAILURE PREDICTIONS WILL BE MADE USING CURRENTLY AVAILABLE MODELS.

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