U.S. ICBM DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPON VULNERABILITY STUDY

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 1031
Amount: $500,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1985
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Questron Corp.
10220 Sorrento Valley Rd, San Diego, CA, 92121
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Bruce Lawton
 (619) 450-1701
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
RECENT INITIATIVES, SUCH AS THE WORK OF THE DEFENSIVE TECHNOLOGIES STUDY TEAM ("FLETCHER SUMMER STUDY") HAVE EMPHASIZED BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE EMPLOYING DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPON (DEW). POSSIBLE DEPLOYMENT OF SUCH WEAPONS BY ADVERSARIES OF THE U. S. MAKES MANDA TORY THE UNDERSTANDING OF VULERABILITIES OF U. S. BALLISTI MISSILES OF THE SPECTRUM OF POSSIBLE THREATS. THIS STUDY IS THE FIRST PHASE IN EVALUATING ALL CLASSES OF VULNER ABILITIES (ELECTRONICS, STRUCTURAL FAILURE, PROPELLANT IGNITION,ETC.) TO THE RANGE OF DEW THREATS (CONVENTIOAL AND X-RAY LASERS AND PARTICLEBEAMS). THE EFFORT CONSISTS OF CATEGORIZING CLASSES OF MISSILE COMPONENTS (MISSILE SYSTEM),SUBSYSTEMS, AND PIECEPARTS); IDENTIFYING THE VARIOUS DEW THREATS, RANGE OF THREAT LEVELS AND THREAT LOCATION VS. LIKELY MISSILE MISSION "SCENARIOS"; ESTABLISHING VULNERABILITY LEVELS FOR THE VARIOUS COMPONENTS; AND THREAT LEVELS TO INDUCE FAILURE IN THE SENSITIVE COMPONENTS.

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