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Low Cost, Strapdown Integrated Seeker

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
78425
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
053-0810
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Radiance Technologies, Inc.
350 Wynn Drive Huntsville, AL 35805-1961
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Low Cost, Strapdown Integrated Seeker
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W9113M-06-C-0087
Award Amount: $99,078.00
 

Abstract:

The cost, mass, and performance of the homing seeker in systems such as THAAD are primarily driven by the requirement for precision target detection, tracking, and imaging for aimpoint selection in the presence of shock and vibration from aerodynamic buffeting and propulsion system operation. These systems require precision gyros, very low friction gimbals, and fairly large torquer motors for stability and pointing; and usually stabilize the focal plane assembly. This proposal presents a lower cost, lower weight solution for Line-of-Sight (LOS) pointing and stabilization. It utilizes a breakthrough in piezoelectric devices known as PBP actuators. The PBP technology overcomes the disadvantages of earlier piezoelectric control devices. The PBP based Fast Stabilization Mirrors (FSM's) will provide a lighter, lower power, smaller part count, and lower cost solution to LOS tracking and stabilization.

Principal Investigator:

Andrew Thies
Principal Investigator
2564898963
athies@radiancetech.com

Business Contact:

Kevin M. Bice
Sr. Contract Administrator
2564898964
kbice@radiancetech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

RADIANCE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
350 Wynn Drive Huntsville, AL 35805

EIN/Tax ID: 631204084
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No