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Highly Maneuverable Destructive Expendable (HM-DEX) for Aircraft Self-Protection

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67776
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-227-1810
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Orbital Research Inc
4415 Euclid Avenue Suite 500 Cleveland, OH 44103-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Highly Maneuverable Destructive Expendable (HM-DEX) for Aircraft Self-Protection
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-04-M-1646
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Destructive Expendable (DEX), a small rocket-powered projectile, is an effective countermeasure platform against anti-aircraft missiles. DEX requires high stability and extreme maneuvering capabilities to protect the aircraft from advanced anti-aircraft missiles that have seek-and-destroy capability. Orbital Research, Inc., in collaboration with The University of Toledo, proposes a Highly Maneuverable DEX (HM-DEX) configuration and a Hit-to-Kill (HIT-DEX) configuration to enhance stability and maneuverability of DEX using optimally designed fins and novel flow control strategies. Phase I program will demonstrate the feasibility of HM-DEX concept through experimental and modeling studies on a full scale DEX model. The program will focus on: reducing weather-vaning effects immediately after launch, DEX tumble control, improving stability at moderate-to-extreme launch angles, and increasing azimuthal dispersion of DEX via enhanced flight control. The focus of our Phase II program will be a Hit-to-Kill DEX (HIT-DEX) configuration, where Orbital Research will design, develop, and demonstrate advanced, super-maneuverable HIT-DEX utilizing the technologies developed during the Phase I program with the inclusion of flow thrust vectoring. The proposed Highly Maneuverable DEX can be used on all air vehicles that are in need of self-protection capability for defense against a missile threat.

Principal Investigator:

Mehul Patel
Director, Aerodynamics Group
2166490399
patel@orbitalresearch.com

Business Contact:

Frederick J. Lisy
President
2166490399
lisy@orbitalresearch.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ORBITAL RESEARCH, INC.
4415 Euclid Avenue, Suite 500 Cleveland, OH 44103

EIN/Tax ID: 341672688
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No