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CONTROL OF A SPACE-BASED ELECTROMAGNETICALLY LAUNCHED PROJECTILE VIA A MODIFIED…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
3777
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
3777
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Coleman Research Corp.
5950 Lakehurst Drive Orlando, FL 32819
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: CONTROL OF A SPACE-BASED ELECTROMAGNETICALLY LAUNCHED PROJECTILE VIA A MODIFIED NUTATION DAMPER
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $139,000.00
 

Abstract:

A DEVICE IS HEREIN PROPOSED WHICH CAN BE INCORPORATED INTO A PROJECTILE, SUCH AS A RAIL GUN PROJECTILE, TO CONTROL ATTITUDE. THE DEVICE, A MODIFIED NUTATION DAMPER, HAS ESSENTIALLY ONLY ONE MOVING PART AND SO CAN BE MADE, TO EXHIBIT EXTREME STRENGTH. BY CONTROLLING THE PROJECTILE'S ATTITUDE DURING FLIGHT, A STRAP DOWN SEEKER CAN BE MADE TO MECHANICALLY SCAN FOR TARGET ACQUISITION. THE ATTITUDE CONTROL FEATURE CAN THEN BE USED TO LOCK THE SEEKER ON THE TARGET DURING THE REMAINDER OF THE FLIGHT. A STRAWMAN HARDENED PROJECTILE WILL BE SYNTHESIZED. THE MODIFIED NUTATION DAMPER WILL BE DESIGNED AND STUDIED. EQUATIONS OF MOTION WILL BE DERIVED AND VERIFIED FOR A PROOF OF PRINCIPAL EFFORT. DESIGN DETAILS SUCH AS THE MASS FRACTION REPRESENTED BY THE DEVICE AND A SUITABLE MATERIAL FOR THE ECCENTRIC MASS WILL BE PROPOSED. FOLLOW-ON WORK WOULD INCLUDE THE INCORPORATION OF THESE RESULTS IN A SIX DEGREE-OF-FREEDOM (6-DOF) FLIGHT/ ENGAGEMENT SIMULATION MODEL. A CONTROL LAW WILL BE DEVELOPED. EFFECTIVITY STUDIES WILL BE CARRIED OUT.

Principal Investigator:

Joel Greenstein
3058515300

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Coleman Research Corp.
2462 Sand Lake Rd. Orlando, FL 32809

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No