ADVANCED ANTI-ARMOR FUZE SYSTEM

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$532,537.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
9023
Agency Tracking Number:
9023
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:
Kenneth C Kitlas
(415) 595-1100
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
AN ALL-ELECTRONIC, ANTI-ARMOR WARHEAD FUZE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM IS PROPOSED. THE BASIC COMPONENTS OF THE FUZE ARE: (1) A DIODE LASER PROXIMITY SENSOR THAT UTILIZES A SINGLE OPTICAL PATH AND COHERENT DETECTION SCHEME THAT HAS THE POTENTIAL FOR ANGLE-OFOBLIQUITY DATA DERIVATION, AND (2) AN ELECTRONIC SAFE-ARM DEVICE WITH MULTI-WARHEAD INTERVAL TIMER, AND (3) EXPLODING FOIL INITIATOR FIRE SETS TO INITIATE MULTIPLE WARHEADS AT PRECISE TIMES DETERMINED BY THE FUZE SYSTEM. QUANTIC, WITH SUPPORT FROM DIGITAL SIGNAL CORPORATION (A SMALL BUSINESS), HAS BUILT BRASSBOARDS OF ALL THREE SUBSYSTEMS. THE PROPOSED PHASE I EFFORT WOULD PERFORM DESIGN TRADE STUDIES TO DETERMINE A COST-EFFECTIVE ARCHITECTURE THAT SOLVES THE AIR FORCE PROBLEM. THE MAJOR PRODUCT OF PHASE I IS A LEVEL I DRAWING PACKAGE FOR A PHASE II HARDWARE IMPLEMENTATION THAT ACHIEVES AIR FORCE ANTI-ARMOR FUZE PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES.

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