Innovative Solutions for Propellant Temperature Sensing for Future Munitions

Period of Performance: 03/25/2014 - 03/25/2015

$1000K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Phase IV Engineering, Inc.
2820 Wildernes Place, #C
Boulder, CO 80301
Principal Investigator

Abstract

In this project a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) temperature tag and reader system will be developed. The tag will be easily applied to large caliber ammunition such as artillery propellant. Readers will be attached to guns or be located in handling areas. When the propellant is passed near the reader, an accurate temperature will be read and passed in real time to the fire control system.