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Segmented Launch Vehicle Risk Reduction Program

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
63942
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
00-0210
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
K T Engineering Corporation
238 Business Park Boulevard, Building 23B Suite J Madison, AL 35758-7552
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Segmented Launch Vehicle Risk Reduction Program
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: F29601-02-C-0010
Award Amount: $845,000.00
 

Abstract:

A Phase II program is proposed to address fundamental technical and cost risks associated with the Segmented Launch Vehicle (SLV) concept. The SLV is an innovative, largely unexplored approach that will significantly reduce the cost of delivering cargo toLow Earth Orbit. A family of vehicles is being developed to service small (4,000lbm), medium (30,000lbm), and large (100,000lbm) commercial and Government markets. The heavy-lift SLV-H version represents an enabling technology for an operational SpaceBased Laser because of superior performance to LEO (100,000lbm), significantly lower recurring cost ($780/lbm), and a competitive non-recurring development cost compared with competing systems. Technical feasibility and cost savings potential for the SLVapproach was demonstrated in Phase I through simulation and analysis. Phase II will validate critical engineering and financial assumptions used in these analyses through the design, manufacture and test of representative propulsion system hardware. Theproduct of this effort will be engineering data, refined cost data, and prototype hardware. The Segmented Launch Vehicle family will have broad commercial and military application. Viable commercial markets include communications satellites, interplanetarymissions, International Space Station resupply, and deployment of a wide range of military assets.

Principal Investigator:

David B. Sisk
President/CEO
2565369483
KTEngr@cs.com

Business Contact:

David B. Sisk
President/CEO
2565369483
KTEngr@cs.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

KT ENGINEERING
600 Sunburst Circle Brownsboro, AL 35741

EIN/Tax ID: 010707745
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No