RF Detector/Emitter

Period of Performance: 04/17/2000 - 01/17/2001


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Idolon Technologies
72 Stone Place
Melrose, MA 02176
Principal Investigator


The requirment for a light-weight underwater detonator aries from the need to provide a reliable trigger signal under all conditions. The object of the Phase I isto determine the feasibility of a magnetic self-generating signal that has low power/energy requirments. This device will have a simple user interface and ruggedconstruction. The aim of the proposed program is to build a prototype unit and evaluate it under a variety of realistic conditions.The results of this work are expected to be an underwater detonator that sends a reliable, unique singal due to a self-generated magnetic method. The commerical application of the device includes mining, demolition and avalanche control.