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APPLICATION OF FLEXIBLE WRAP AROUND AIR VANES TO GUIDED MUNITIONS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
12340
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12340
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 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: APPLICATION OF FLEXIBLE WRAP AROUND AIR VANES TO GUIDED MUNITIONS
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,566.00
 

Abstract:

CRC PROPOSES A DESIGN STUDY TO APPLY TWO DEVELOPMENTAL WRAP-AROUND FIN (WAF) TECHNIQUES TO AIR FORCE GUIDED MUNITIONS. THESE FLEXIBLE WAF DESIGNS DIFFER FROM CONVENTIONAL WAF'S IN THAT THEY BECOME STRAIGHT WHEN DEPLOYED. AS A RESULT THEY AVOID THE UNDERSIRABLE (AND DIFFICULT TO PREDICT AND TO MEASURE) AERODYNAMIC PROPERTIES OF CURVED WAF'S. MOST DESIGNERS OF GUIDED MUNITIONS HAVE AVOIDED WAF'S BECAUSE OF THESE PROBLEMS. THE NEW TECHNIQUES PROVIDE THE PACKAGING BENEFITS OF WAF'S WHILE RETAINING THE SIMPLICITY AND PREDICTABILITY OF STRAIGHT FINS. IN THIS TUDY, CRC WILL IDENTIFY PRIMARY AIR FORCE GUIDED MUNITION CANDIDATES FOR APPLICATION OF FLEXIBLE WAF'S, INCORPORATE THE WAF INTO THE MUNITION DESIGN, EVALUATE ITS PERFORMANCE AND SUITABILITY, AND IDENTIFY THE RESULTING SPACE AND WEIGHT SAVINGS. PLANS WILL BE MADE FOR VERIFICATION TESTING IN PHASE II. ??????????

Principal Investigator:

Frank J Krens
4073523700

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Coleman Research Corp
5950 Lakehurst Dr Orlando, FL 32819

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