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Low-Cost Miniature Control Actuation System for Gun-Fired Munitions

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
77297
Program Year/Program:
2008 / 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 -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Low-Cost Miniature Control Actuation System for Gun-Fired Munitions
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15QKN-08-C-0012
Award Amount: $729,994.00
 

Abstract:

Orbital Research Inc. proposes to design and develop an innovative, low-cost Miniature Control Actuator System (MCAS) for active aerodynamic control of Army's next-generation smart munitions. The MCAS will employ miniature flow control actuators and advanced control strategies to provide in-flight course-correction capability for Army's line-of-sight (LOS) and beyond line-of-sight (BLOS) munitions. The proposed MCAS system will eliminate the need for traditional, servo-based control surfaces for aerodynamic control. Benefits of using MCAS over hinged surfaces include, low- weight, volume, and cost, and faster response rate of the control system, which translate into improved range, accuracy, and lethality of the munitions. Continuous in-flight adjustments will help reduce dispersion (thus, friendly force casualties) while significantly increasing endgame maneuverability and lethality. The Phase II program will involve extensive wind tunnel testing, computational fluid dynamics analysis, and 6-DOF flight simulations for the design and development of the MCAS for Army's next-generation of smart munitions.

Principal Investigator:

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

Business Contact:

Joseph Snyder
Vice President
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