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Upstream Energy Deposition for Increased Speed and Precise Attitude/AoA Control…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
86900
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F081-047-0762
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Physics, Materials & Applied Math Research, L.L.C.
1665 E. 18th Street, Suite 112 Tucson, AZ 85719-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Upstream Energy Deposition for Increased Speed and Precise Attitude/AoA Control of Hard Target Penetrators
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8651-08-M-0127
Award Amount: $99,961.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed approach involves repetitively depositing a line of energy ahead of a high-speed hard-target penetrator. The heated gas will expand, pushing air aside to create a straight, low-density column, through which the penetrator will propagate. This procedure removes over 90% of the drag on the vehicle, enabling much greater speeds, for both propelled and unpropelled platforms. The low-density tube furthermore exerts forces and moments on the body to keep it centered/aligned along the created path. These effects have been verified in a separate AFRL program on hypersonic platforms, and relevant energy-deposition hardware has been built and tested.

Principal Investigator:

Kevin Kremeyer
Vice President of Research
5209032345
kremeyer@physics-math.com

Business Contact:

Kevin Kremeyer
Vice President of Research
5209032345
kremeyer@physics-math.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

PHYSICS, MATERIALS & APPLIED MATH RESEARCH, L.L.C.
1665 E. 18th Street, Suite 112 Tucson, AZ 85719

EIN/Tax ID: 860986177
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No