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Tactical Beam Director for Airborne High Energy Laser Applications

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
92367
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-009-0097
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
REDSTONE AEROSPACE CORP.
P.O. Box 1504 Longmont, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Tactical Beam Director for Airborne High Energy Laser Applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68936-09-C-0336
Award Amount: $79,945.00
 

Abstract:

Most gimbal systems are designed for maximum stiffness and lowest mass. Gimbal stiffness is generally a principal requirement because the control bandwidth and pointing capability are directly related to the stiffness. Typically, the need to satisfy mass and stiffness requirements forces a compromise between the geometry and the materials. To date, design and development of high performance gimbals have been based on increasing the stiffness to the greatest extent possible and then controlling the gimbal with classical control techniques to the highest bandwidth possible. An alternative approach is to utilize flexible body control techniques with a relatively soft gimbal to enable pointing control beyond its first structural mode. Doing so would enable lightweight, low cost gimbals to be incorporated into airborne platforms. This effort will develop the advanced control techniques needed to effect precision pointing of a lightweight beam director.

Principal Investigator:

Robert Levenduski
President
3036848125
rlevenduski@redstoneaerospace.com

Business Contact:

Robert Levenduski
President
3036848125
rlevenduski@redstoneaerospace.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

REDSTONE AEROSPACE CORP.
P.O. Box 1504 Longmont, CO 80502

EIN/Tax ID: 841455839
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No