UTOPIA (ULTRASONIC TRANSMISSIONS OPTIMIZED TO PRODUCE INTERFERENCE ANOMALIES

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 921
Amount: $287,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
4031 Colonel Glen Hwy, Dayton, OH, 45431
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Rodney B. Beach
 (513) 429-0200
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THERE IS A DIRE NEED FOR AN EFFECTIVE OPTICAL COUNTERMEASURE TO PROTECT ARMY ASSETS FROM OPTICAL THREATS. THIS PROPOSED EFFORT IS DESINGED TO INVESTIGATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A POTENTIAL OPTICAL COUNTERMEASURE THAT CAN BE USED BOTH IN THE AIR AND JON THE GROUND. THE INTERACTION OF UTLTRSONIC RADIATION WITH LIGHT HAS BEEN STUDIED FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS. THE VISUAL OBSERVATION OF A TARGET IS COMPOSED OF A SERIES OF LIGHT RAYS THAT CAN BE ALTERED WHEN PASSING THROUGH AN ULTRASONIC RADIATION FIELD. THE APPLICATION OF THIS PRIOR RESEARCH TO NEW AND MODERN ULTRASONIC TECHNOLOGY MAY PRODUCE A SIGNIFICANT INTERFERENCE PATTERN WHICH CAN DEFRACT THE VISUALLY DIRECTED WEAPON AWAY FROM ITS TARGET. THE INTERFERENCE PATTERN, INDUCED BY THE COMPRESSIONS AND RARE-FRACTIONS OF THE AIR DUE TO THE ULTRASONIC RADIATION (PRESSURE WAVES), CREATE AN INVISIBLE DEFRACTION GRADING THAT DEFRACTS AND REFRACTS LIGHT IN ALL WAVELENGTHS. PRELIMINARY RESEARCH HAS SHOWN THE EFFECT, HOWEVER, THE PARAMETRIC VARIA-TION OF ULTRASONIC FREQUENCY AND AMPLITUDE MUST BE COMPLETELY DEFINED AND OPTIMIZED. IF THE APPLICATION IS SUCCESSFUL, A SIGNIFICANT STEP IN SELF-PROTECTION FOR BOTH AIRCRAFT AND TANKS CAN BE ACHIEVED.

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