PROGRAMMABLE FIELD OF REGARD OPTICAL PROXIMITY FUZE

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 15962
Amount: $49,827.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1991
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Schwartz Electro-optics Inc
3404 N Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL, 32804
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert A Olson
 Principal Investigator
 (407) 298-1802
Business Contact
Phone: () -
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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