Shock Hardened High Bandwidth Through Media Transmission Technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8651-04-C-0232
Agency Tracking Number: F041-159-2901
Amount: $98,983.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: AF04-159
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
8900 E. Chaparral Rd., Suite 1000, Scottsdale, AZ, 85250
DUNS: 161103536
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kirk Thompson
 Senior Staff Engineer
 (480) 483-1997
 kirk_thompson@sensor-tech.com
Business Contact
 Nik Nikula
Title: Vice President
Phone: (480) 483-1997
Email: nik_nikula@sensor-tech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Penetrator bomb damage assessment is particularly difficult to perform since traditional visual reconnaissance methods do not reveal damage below the surface. The AFRL is currently engaged in developing a survivable, low-bandwidth transmitter that will be capable of real-time delivery of penetrator bomb fuze sensor data. This low-bandwidth system will provide the first new tool in the assessment of penetrator bomb damage. The proposed project seeks to investigate advanced technology for the development of a high data rate Penetrator Bomb Damage Assessment System (PBDAS). The data rate is specified at 250,000 bits per second minimum, with transmission through an aggregate soil and concrete media, while experiencing shock loads of up to 20,000 g. A further goal is to evaluate the implementation of a command and control (C2) link to the bomb-mounted components for use during flight and penetration time. Penetrator bomb C2 offers the opportunity for remote arming/disarming, command destruct, sensor control, return sensor data selection, and weapon operational status requests. It is even possible this capability could be used to interrogate unexploded ordnance. See the proposal for more detail.

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