PROGRAMMABLE FIELD OF REGARD OPTICAL PROXIMITY FUZE

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$49,827.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
15962
Agency Tracking Number:
15962
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3404 N Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL, 32804
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Robert A Olson
Principal Investigator
(407) 298-1802
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
TECHNICAL REPORT RD-AS-89-18 DEVELOPED A NEW OPTICAL CONFIGURATION FOR AN AIR-DEFENSE OR ANTI-MISSILE PROXIMITY FUZE WHICH PERMITS A VARIABLE FIELD OF REGARD TO BE USED. THE SENSING FIELD IS PROGRAMABLE IN BOTH SHAPE AND POINTING ANGLE, CONTROLLED BY THE POSITION AND TILT OF A MULTICHANNEL IR LASER SENSOR INSIDE A HEMISPHERICALCAVITY OPTIC. THIS HAS THE POTENTIAL TO PERMIT IN-FLIGHT FUZE OPTIMIZATION FOR THE EMERGING TECHNOLOGY OF AIMABLE WARHEADS. THIS EFFORT SEEKS TO INVESTIGATE AND REFINE THE CONCEPT OF HEMISPERHICALCAVITY OPTICS AS APPLIED TO ADAPTABLE-GEOMETRY PROXIMITY FUZE TECHNOLOGY. THE OBJECTIVES OF THIS PROGRAM INCLUDE LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS INTENDED TO VALIDATE THE PIECE-WISE PRISMATIC APPROXIMATION USED IN THE PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS. RANGE EQUATIONS WILL BE DEVELOPED WHICH WILL PREDICT SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIOS FOR A VARIETY OF LASER SENSOR SYSTEM APPROACHES, INCLUDING CW, PULSED, PARALLEL AND MULTIPLEXTED MULTICHANNEL SYSTEMS.

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