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Novel Actuators for Active Aerodynamic Control of Gun Fired Munitions

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
77297
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-050-2463
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: 2006
Title: Novel Actuators for Active Aerodynamic Control of Gun Fired Munitions
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15QKN-07-C-0043
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

Orbital Research Inc. proposes to develop a Low-Cost Miniature Control Actuator System (MCAS) for active aerodynamic control of gun-fired munitions. The proposed MCAS will employ active flow-control actuators to decrease dispersion and enhance end-game maneuverability of Army's current projectile systems. In recent years, Orbital Research has developed state-of-the-art actuators such as deployable control devices (miniature strakes/spoilers/flaps), plasma actuators, and active-vents for innovative flow-control applications. In this program, we propose to leverage our AFC actuator technologies and use an innovative flow tailoring approach to demonstrate the feasibility of a low-cost MCAS on a representative projectile using a combination of CFD and wind tunnel experiments, and 6-DOF flight simulations. Phase II will include high-speed wind tunnel tests, advanced flight simulations, g-hardening, and rail/air-gun tests of the most promising actuator design, leading to a full-scale prototype design of a fully-functional MCAS.

Principal Investigator:

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

Business Contact:

Joseph T. Snyder II
Vice President, Administration
2166490399
snyder@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