MINIATURE, RADIATION HARD ACCELEROMETER FOR KINETIC ENERGY VEHICLE

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 4378
Amount: $275,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
13547 Se 27th Place, Bellevue, WA, 98005
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John C. Cole
 (206) 643-0627
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
KINETIC-KILL VEHICLES WILL NEED GUIDANCE, NAVIGATION AND CONTROL SYSTEMS CAPABLE OF OPERATING AFTER LONG PERIODS OF TIME IN A HOSTILE RADIATION ENVIRONMENT. COMPONENTS RESISTANT TO BURNOUT CAUSED BY EXPOSURE TO INTENSE LEVELS OF RADIATION MUST ALSO BE SMALL, LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOW-COST. SUITABLE LOW-COST INERTIAL SENSORS--ACCELEROMETERS AND GYROS--AND THE ELECTRONICS NEEDED TO INTERFACE THEM TO MICROPROCESSORS ARE NOT PRESENTLY AVAILABLE. SILICON DESIGNS IS CURRENTLY DEVELOPING A MINIATURE, LOW-COST, INTEGRATED CIRCUIT ACCELEROMETER COMPLETE WITH MICROPROCESSOR INTERFACING ELECTRONICS. WE BELIEVE THAT THE BASIC DESIGN OF THIS ACCELEROMETER CAN BE EXTENDED TO MEET THE RADIATION REQUIREMENTS FOR KINETIC-ENERGY VEHICLES, ACHIEVING A TOTAL DOSE HARDNESS OF 10 TO THE 6 POWER TO 10 TO THE 7 POWER RADS (SI). SOME PRELIMINARY WORK INDICATES THAT A GULLIUM ARSENIDE VERSION CPABLE OF 10 TO THE 8TH POWER RADS MAY ALSO BE POSSIBLE. IN PHASE II WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP AND TEST A MINIATURE, RADIATION-HARD, LOW-COST ACCELEROMETER THAT MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS FOR KINETIC-ENERGY WEAPONS.

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