LOCATING DEEPLY BURIED ORDNANCE

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$598,290.00
Award Year:
1985
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
144
Agency Tracking Number:
144
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
11404 Sorrento Valley Road, Suite 114, San Diego, CA, 92121
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
Dr. Ronald E. Sager
(619) 457-0248
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
OPTICALLY PUMPED MAGNETIC DETECTORS ARE CURRENTLY USED IN MILITARY APPLICATIONS TO DETECT BURIED ORDANANCE AND UNDERWATER MINES, BUT EXISTING INSTRUMENTS HAVE LIMITED SENSITIVITY. DR WILLIAM HAPPER HAS SUGGESTED THAT OPTICALLY PUMPED SENSORS CAN BE DRAMATICALLY IMPROVED AND MIGHT ULTIMATELY PROVIDE A SENSITIVITY COMPARABLE TO TO THAT OF SUPERCONDUCTING GRADIOMETERS. IN THIS PROPOSAL WE OUTLINE PRELIMINARY EXPERIMENTS WHICH SHOULD DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF CONSTRUCTING A FREE PRECESSION, OPTICALLY PUMPED MAGNETIC DETECTOR SUCH AS HAPPER DESCRIBES. PHASE I WILL ADDRESS THE CRITICAL PROBLEMS OF ABSORPTION CELL WALL COATING, THE DEPHASING OF THE COHERENT LARMOR PRECESSION, AND THE DETECTION OF THEAN IMPROVED OPTICALLY PUMPED MAGNETIC DETECTOR FOR LOCATING DEEPLY BURIED ORDNANCE LARMOR FREQUENCY IN A FREE PRECESSION SYSTEM.THE FINAL PART OF PHASE I WILL BRIEFLY EXAMINE THE ENGINEERING PROBLEMS OF PRODUCING A HIGH INTENSITY OPTICAL PUMPING BEAM, A COMMON-SOURCE DETECTING BEAM, AND THE ELECTRONIC SIGNAL PROCESSING SYSTEM. THE FINAL REPORT WILL COMBINE THIS DATA INTO A PRELIMINARY CONCEPTIONAL DESIGN FOR A PROTOTYPE INSTRUMENT.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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