SMOKE AND AEROSOL CLEARING SYSTEM (SACS)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$47,736.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
1988
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
8308
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Applications Research Corp
4031 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH, 45431
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 RODNEY B BEACH
 (513) 429-0200
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
BASED UPON EARLIER EXPERIMENTAL WORK, IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT ULTRASONIC RADIATION OF THE PROPER FREQUENCY WOULD PRECIPITATE SMOKE AND AEROSOLS WITHIN THE RADIATION PATTERN. THE PURPOSE OF THIS EFFORT IS TO EXPERIMENTALLY PROVE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING THE CONCEPT TO CLEAR SMOKE AND AEROSOLS FROM A BATTLEFIELD. TWO SPECIFIC APPLICATIONS WILL BE STUDIED, 1) TO CREATE A SMALL AREA OF CLEAR AIR TO TARGET TACTICAL WEAPONS, AND 2) TO PROVIDE A CLEAR PATH TO SAFELY MANEUVER BATTLEFIELD VEHICLES. SOME THEORETICAL WORK HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED BUT MANY YEARS AGO. WITH MODERN PIEZO-ELECTRIC TRANSDUCERS AND ELECTRONICS THE EFFECT MAY PROVIDE THE ARMY WITH A VERY USEFUL TACTICAL TOOL. LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED USING A SCALE MODEL OF AN ARRAY OF TRANSDUCERS TO DETERMINE OPTIMUM FREQUENCY, SCALE FACTORS, AND OVERALL EFFECTIVENESS OF THE CONCEPT. VISUAL PROOF OF CONCEPT IS EXPECTED.

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