Miniature Photonic Magnetic Sensor for Fuzes

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
1998
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
41624
Agency Tracking Number:
41624
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
10 Corporate Place, S., Bedford Street, Burlington, MA, 01803
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Ronald J. Rieder
(617) 273-2820
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Using newly available materials and component technologies, Visidyne proposes to demonstrate the feasibility of a novel monolithic sensor based on the photonic sensing of a magnetic field. The proposed sensor is capable of routine high sensitivity at bandwidths in excess of 500 kHz, and large dynamic range. Its ability to be implemented as a monolithic design will result in a package less than one centimeter in length, immunity to extreme environments such as EMI and ultra-high g-loading. Low cost manufacturing is assured by the fact that implementation of the technique is accomplished using components already in mass use for such fields as CD players and Fiber Optic Communication. The proposed effort includes a bench top experiment demonstrating its sensitivity, temporal response, and dynamic range. A Phase II effort would consist of the construction and field testing of several monolithic fuzes. BENEFITS: A miniature high bandwidth magnetic field sensor that is electrially passive is presently not available and can be expected to find use for diagnostic applications around electrical generators, high voltage power lines and for mapping antenna fields.

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