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WAKE MODIFICATION OF BALLISTIC AND MANEUVERING REENTRY VEHICLES AND ASSOCIATED…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
2151
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2151
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Physical Sciences Inc.
20 New England Business Center Andover, MA 01810-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: WAKE MODIFICATION OF BALLISTIC AND MANEUVERING REENTRY VEHICLES AND ASSOCIATED PENETRATION AIDS
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

WE PROPOSE TO INVESTIGATE THE POTENTIAL OF INTRODUCING FINE PARTICLES INTO THE WAKES OF REENTRY VEHICLES TO HASTEN ELECTRON DECAY. THE PARTICLES WOULD BE FORMED IN SITU IN THE NEAR WEAK THROUGH THE APPROPRIATE CHOICE OF FILLER ADDITIVES TO HEAT SHIELD MATERIALS. THE FULL WAKE PLASMA/PARTICLE INTERACTION WOULD BE ADDRESSED AND INCORPORATED INTO AN EXISTING FINITE RATE KINETICS WAKE COMPUTER CODE. RELEVANT PARTICLE PROPERTIES WOULD BE ASSESSED, OPTIMUM MATERIALS WOULD BE IDENTIFIED AND MODELED WITH THE WAKE COMPUTER CODE TO EVALUATE ELECTRON QUENCH EFFECTIVENESS. A PROOF-OF-CONCEPT TEST SERIES WOULD BE DEFINED.

Principal Investigator:

G E Caledonia
6174759030

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Physical Sciences, Inc.
20 New England Business Center Andover, MA 01810

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