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Design, Analysis and Fabrication of Low Cost Dissolvable Jet Vane Concepts for…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
76905
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-019-2676
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Plasma Processes LLC.
4914 Moores Mill Road Huntsville, AL 35811-1558
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Design, Analysis and Fabrication of Low Cost Dissolvable Jet Vane Concepts for Rocket Propelled Missiles
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W31P4Q-07-C-0053
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

Low cost, tactical missiles such as the U.S. Army's PAM (Precision Attack Missile) will provide our nation with the capability of defeating threats to our deployed troops. However, improvements are desired in an effort to meet future missile requirements. One particular enhancement is the employment of dissolvable jet control vanes. Some offensive weapons, such as the PAM, typically are vertically launched and employ vanes in the plume to perform maneuvers early in flight before the external aerodynamic surfaces become effective. Drawbacks to existing jet vane designs are 1) jet vanes are exposed to a severe conditions in the exhaust plume, that can lead to significant erosion and complete failure due to thermal shock, which limits the effectiveness of the jet vanes; 2) non-ejectable jet vanes create unnecessary drag that limits the velocity, range, and payload; and 3) ejectable designs require very complex actuation and electrical controls with associated failure risks. Plasma Processes and Materials Research and Design propose to perform thermochemical and thermostructural analyses to audition design concepts and develop a preliminary design of feasible dissolvable jet vane(s). Promising concept(s) will be fabricated for demonstration using proven economical manufacturing techniques, such as vacuum plasma spraying and/or EL-Form electrochemical deposition.

Principal Investigator:

Daniel Butts
Principal Investigator
2568517653
dbutts@plasmapros.com

Business Contact:

Timothy McKechnie
President
2568517653
timmck@plasmapros.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

PLASMA PROCESSES, INC.
4914 Moores Mill Road Huntsville, AL 35811

EIN/Tax ID: 631100320
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No