Selective Ammunition Feed System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911W6-13-C-0006
Agency Tracking Number: A122-077-0396
Amount: $99,991.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: A12-077
Solicitation Number: 2012.2
Small Business Information
Physical Optics Corporation
Applied Technologies Division, 1845 W. 205th Street, Torrance, CA, -
DUNS: 153865951
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Nicholas Garcia
 Mechanical Engineer
 (310) 320-3088
Business Contact
 Gordon Drew
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (310) 320-3088
Research Institution
To address the Armys need for a compact, lightweight, high-rate, selective ammunition feed system for machine guns and auto cannons, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Selective Ammunition Feed System (SAFS). SAFS combines the use of robust ammunition identification using existing ammo color coding, mature ammunition handling systems, and control electronics. This novel design will enable the SAFS to accurately and rapidly select the designated ammunition types and loaded them onto the aircrafts ammo carriers. As a result, SAFS offers high-speed selection of five or more ammo types, real-time ammo inventory, health monitoring, weighs or = 2 to demonstrate the SAFS feasibility. In Phase II, we will continue the design of SAFS and fabricate a TRL>or = 4 prototype to demonstrate its key capabilities in a benchtop environment by using M848 dummy rounds painted with appropriate color-code bands to simulate other types of M230 ammo.

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