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Closed-Loop Fire Control (CLFC) for Small Caliber Weapons

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15QKN-12-C-0003
Agency Tracking Number: A2-4685
Amount: $729,847.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A10-040
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2012
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2011-10-21
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
3885 Research Park Dr
Ann Arbor, MI -
United States
DUNS: 197187602
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Glenn Beach
 Sr Research Engineer
 (734) 668-2567
Business Contact
 Charles Jacobus
Title: President
Phone: (734) 668-2567
Research Institution

A good method for improving the survivability of soldiers on the ground is to help ensure that threats can be eliminated quickly before posing a significant threat. One way to accomplish this is to ensure that shots fired by soldiers hit targets quickly and efficiently. A soldiers preference is to impact the target with the first shot. However, there is a complex set of factors that dictate where a bullet will impact and these cannot always be effectively predicted by the soldier. There is a need for a system that can track fired shots, identify the amount of error in the shot (that is the distance between the bullet and the target), calculate a new aim point, and display this aim point for the soldier. Cybernet is leveraging our extensive experience with the development and application of LADAR systems, electronic sensor development, sensor data processing, and visualization displays to develop a LADAR based system that can serve as a closed-loop fire control (CLFC) system for small caliber weapons. During the Phase II effort, we will be building a fully-function prototype system.

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