Novel Pre-Fire Powering and Data Transfer Links for Munitions

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15QKN-12-C-0074
Agency Tracking Number: A121-008-0218
Amount: $99,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: A12-008
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
Omnitek Partners, LLC
85 Air Park Drive-Unit 3, Ro, NY, -
DUNS: 010230287
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Richard Murray
 Project Manager
 (631) 665-4008
Business Contact
 Jahangir Rastegar
Title: Managing Partner
Phone: (631) 645-3279
Research Institution
The objective of this project is to investigate the feasibility of several novel wireless methods and related devices for pre-fire powering of munitions capacitors and/or super-capacitors and establishing one-way or two-way data transfer link to load firing information as well as health monitoring and the like. In the novel concepts being proposed the means of transferring power into the munitions housing as well as establishing data transfer link are optical. With the proposed concepts small as well as very large amount of power in the range of a few mW to over 100 Watts can be transferred into sealed munitions housing. The use of optical data transfer allows the proposed concept to achieve rates well in excess of 16 Mb/sec. The proposed novel concepts are suitable for in-breech and/or out-of-breech powering and data transfer applications. The proposed concepts are simple in design; do not have any moving parts or sensitive optical components; and can be designed for fabrication with commercially available components design for over 20 years of shelf life. Due to the optical nature, the proposed optical powering and data transmission concepts have the advantage of being immune to Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) and provide Immunity to Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP).

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