USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

Adaptive Wing Structures for LOCAAS

Award Information

Department of Defense
Air Force
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Cornerstone Research Group, Inc.
2750 Indian Ripple Road Dayton, OH 45440-3638
View profile »
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Adaptive Wing Structures for LOCAAS
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F08630-03-C-0128
Award Amount: $100,000.00


Cornerstone Research Group Inc., (CRG) will use our unique suite of smart materials technologies to prototype a structurally adaptive wing for integration with Lockheed Martin's Low Cost Autonomous Attack System (LOCAAS). We will use CRG's Shape MemoryPolymer (SMP), Dynamic Modulus Composites (DMC), and Dynamic Modulus Foam (DMF) in conjunction with engineering design, process development, fabrication, and other supporting technologies as needed to accomplish the goals and requirements set forth byLockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. Together, these materials technologies support the concept of adaptive structures extremely well. The development of this adaptive structure is expected to directly benefit the Air Force, Lockheed Martin (LMCO)and Cornerstone Research Group (CRG). This program will develop the technology necessary to achieve morphing missiles, aircraft, and many other innovative adaptive structure concepts critical the near future of the Air Force. For LMCO this technologyincrease their ability to meet the system goals for multiple DoD applications near and far term. Specifically, it will enable their LOCAAS as well as future and/or current missile improved performance characteristics. For CRG, the development of thistechnology to integration and manufacturing will demonstrate the benefits CRG can offer as an R&D Service Company and innovator. Additionally, this technology has a commercialization path already established with the LMCO relationship and therefore, willbe well poised for generating a CRG industries division for contract manufacturing of adaptive structures in general.

Principal Investigator:

Ernie Havens
R&D Engineer

Business Contact:

Patrick J. Hood
Small Business Information at Submission:

2750 Indian Ripple Rd. Dayton, OH 45440

EIN/Tax ID: 311517769
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No