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Magnetorheological Fluids based Isolators for Spacecraft and Missile Components

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
58954
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
02-0619
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Materials Modification Inc
2809-K Merrilee Drive Fairfax, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Magnetorheological Fluids based Isolators for Spacecraft and Missile Components
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: FA945304C0004
Award Amount: $999,999.00
 

Abstract:

Loss of Line of Sight (LOS) due to low and high frequency vibrations in fast maneuvering THAAD missiles can result in catastrophic mission failure. The ability to hit a Re-Entry Vehicle (RV) carrying a nuclear/biological/chemical warhead either in themid-course of the terminal phase, is directly related to the capability of the sensor to maintain an accurate LOS to assure an accurate hit-to-kill based on an isolated and stable sensor platform. The high velocity of the THAAD missile, at just under 1mile/s, introduces a great deal of vibration in the missile seeker, resulting in poor imaging capabilities, hence leading to missed targets. Vibration isolation in these missile seekers is currently performed using passive damping device such asviscoelastic mounts. Materials Modification Inc (MMI) proposes to eliminate the vibrations significantly and provide an accurate control of the LOS using a revolutionary MR fluid based isolator technology developed through the Phase I. This SBIR Phase IIeffort will demonstrate the capabilities of this technology by conducting laboratory scale testing. This will be followed by a ground scale testing at BAE Systems by integration of the MR isolators to the THAAD seeker.

Principal Investigator:

Raffi Sahul
Team Leader
7035601371
raffi@matmod.com

Business Contact:

T.s. Sudarshan
President
7035601371
sudarshan@matmod.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MATERIALS MODIFICATION, INC.
2721-D Merrilee Drive Fairfax, VA 22031

EIN/Tax ID: 541368539
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No