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Micro-Flywheel Attitude Control for Multiple Warhead Kinetic Energy Vehicles

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Department of Defense
Missile Defense Agency
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Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
3000-B Conestoga Drive Carson City, NV 89706
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Micro-Flywheel Attitude Control for Multiple Warhead Kinetic Energy Vehicles
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N00178-02-C-2038
Award Amount: $69,978.00


"In considering evolving threats, BMDO recognizes the need to intercept weapons with multiple warheads and/or multiple decoys. This requires the development of miniature interceptor technologies that provide the basis for systems capable of deployingautonomous multiple vehicles to counter these threats. They have identified the need for specific enabling technologies including miniature interceptor components that reduce size and mass, improve control, reduce on-board power consumption, increaseaccuracy of guidance and control, and increase divert capability. They are also actively seeking onboard power sources for future interceptors to improve reliability, safety and energy density. Quoin is currently developing a flywheel-based attitudecontrol and power generation system for current 35 Kg kill vehicles that is 90% lighter and 80% cheaper than conventional stabilizing technology. The ACS uses the theory of gyroscopic force to induce torque to the missile. This torque can be applied in theX,Y or Z axes (depending on the location of the missile's target) to control pitch, yaw and roll. In this effort Quoin will miniaturize their flywheel ACS for micro-KV applications. Quoin will demonstrate functionality of the micro KV through analysis andsimulation and build and test a single axis integrating module to demonstrate miniaturization concepts. This technology will provide improved performance, less weight and substantially lower progr

Principal Investigator:

Michael D. Jacobson
CEO/Principal Investigato

Business Contact:

M.Cathryn Jacobson
Vice President,
Small Business Information at Submission:

Quoin International, Inc.
1331 N. Inyo Ridgecrest, CA 93555

EIN/Tax ID: 770504514
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No