Shock Hardened High Bandwidth Through Media Transmission Technology

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$98,983.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8651-04-C-0232
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-159-2901
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
SENSOR TECHNOLOGIES & SYSTEMS, INC.
8900 E. Chaparral Rd., Suite 1000, Scottsdale, AZ, 85250
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
161103536
Principal Investigator:
Kirk Thompson
Senior Staff Engineer
(480) 483-1997
kirk_thompson@sensor-tech.com
Business Contact:
Nik Nikula
Vice President
(480) 483-1997
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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