Acoustic Monitor for Buried Structure Detection

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 28120
Amount: $742,929.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1996
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Aptek, Inc.
1257 Lake Plaza Drive, Colorodo Springs, CO, 80906
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Anthony W. (bill) Raskob,
 (719) 576-8100
Business Contact
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Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
We propose to apply a non-intrusive embedded acoustic sensor concept, which has been used successfully in reentry vehicle aerodynamics applications for detecting exterior flow conditions to penetrator munitions for detecting various media and buried structures during penetration. This effort includes: review of existing data and literature to choose promising signal characteristics for media and buried structure discrimination; design and fabrication of prototype sensors; laboratory characterization of the prototypes against various high speed frictional inputs; and finally (with government cooperation) a field test of an instrumented sub-scale penetrator. This effort is part of a coordinated Phase I/Phase II development which will greatly enhance the performance of penetrator munitions.

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