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Adaptive Structures for Micro Munition Platforms

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
86903
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F081-050-0948
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Composite Technology Development, Inc.
2600 Campus Drive, Suite D Suite D Lafayette, CO 80026-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Adaptive Structures for Micro Munition Platforms
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8651-08-M-0163
Award Amount: $99,991.00
 

Abstract:

The U.S. Air Force has significant interest in the development of adaptive structures for micro munition platforms. However, power, mass and cost constraints significantly limits the applicability of existing adaptive structure concepts for these smaller platforms. To address these challenges, CTD is proposing the use of solid-state, electrically-driven actuators that require minimal power and are capable of high actuation rates (>10 Hz). The proposed approach is based on the use of these actuators in combination with CTD's existing morphing wing-skin technology providing increased wing-morphing functionality. If successful, the proposed technology would eliminate the need for traditional flight control devices such as ailerons. The proposed Phase I plan encompasses requirements definition, prototype hardware design and manufacture, and technology assessment. To that end, CTD has partnered with the University of Florida's Research and Engineering Education Facility (REEF) to assist in assessing the technology via relevant wind-tunnel testing.

Principal Investigator:

Douglas Campbell
Senior Engineer
3036640394
doug.campbell@ctd-materials.com

Business Contact:

Lori Pike
Sr. Finance and Contracts Manager
3036640394
lori.pike@ctd-materials.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

COMPOSITE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT, INC.
2600 Campus Drive, Suite D Lafayette, CO 80026

EIN/Tax ID: 841086947
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No