EXPERIMENTAL FEASIBILITY STUDY: PIEZOELECTRIC PUMPING TECHNIQUE FOR COMMANDABLE SAFETY AND ARM DEVICES FOR LANDMINES

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 6657
Amount: $57,100.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2340 S El Camino Real - #305, San Clemente, CA, 92672
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DR YUJIRO YAMAMOTO
 (714) 492-1277
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Research Institution
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Abstract
A DEVICE WHICH ELECTRICALLY TRIGGERS UNATTENDED WEAPON SYSTEM AT COMMAND (SAFETY OR ARM) WITHOUT A BATTERY IS PROPOSED. APPLICATIONS INCLUDE REMOTE CONTROL OF EXPLOSIVES, FUSING OF MINES, OR ACTIVATING MISSILES. SUCH A TRIGGERING DEVICE WITHOUT BATTERY OPERATES AFTER BEING STORED FOR A LONG TIME, WHILE THE CONVENTIONAL METHOD RELYING ON A BATTERY SUFFERS FROM RELATIVELY SHORT AND UNPREDICTABLE SHELF LIFE OF THE BATTERY. THE DEVICE CAN BE UTILIZED ALSO FOR IDENTIFYING A WEAPON (I.E. MINE) INSTALLED IN GROUND OR WATER FOR REMOVING AFTER THE NEED DIMINISHES. THE DEVICE CONTAINS AN ELECTRIC ENERGY PUMP WHICH SUPPLIES ELECTRIC ENERGY FOR 1) STORAGE AND 2) OPERATING A PIEZOELECTRIC SWITCH TRIGGERING THE WEAPON. THE EXPERIMENTAL FEASIBILITY STUDY PROPOSED CONCENTRATES IT EFFORTS IN PIEZOELECTRIC ENERGY PUMPING TECHNIQUE. THE DEVICE WHICH CONSUMES NO MEASURABLE POWER DURING THE STANDBY CONDITION, YET IS CAPABLE OF ACCEPTING A REMOTE COMMAND SIGNAL TO OPERATE, SELF-GENERATE ELECTRICITY, ACTIVATE A LOAD, SMALL AND LOW-COST, WILL HAVE MANY MILITARY, INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS.

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