Active Optical Fuse

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-10-C-0191
Agency Tracking Number: A093-195-0042
Amount: $69,434.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: A09-195
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
200 Westside Square, Suite 320, Huntsville, AL, 35801
DUNS: 129074840
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Harchanko
 Sr. Optical Engineer
 (256) 562-0087
 john.harchanko@polarissensor.com
Business Contact
 David Chenault
Title: President
Phone: (256) 562-0087
Email: ytajima@auriga-ms.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Active Protection System for a ground vehicle should provide protection from the full spectrum of threats. Based on our experience in developing optical fuzes, we present our notional concept for a highly accurate active optical fuze that not only requires minimal volume and weight but the additional submunition length required is very small or possible even reduced in some cases where an RF fuze is being utilized. The concept allows for a nose-mounted warhead and is suitable for high-volume manufacturing practices. Finally, the accuracy of the fuze is further enhanced by the use of multiple gates that allow for additional discrimination to ensure proper fuzing. This technology combined with our existing electronics and expertise from our algorithm group will provide a highly accurate, high speed optical fuze.

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