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Destructive Expendable Countermeasure Kill Vehicle (DECMKV)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
77194
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N061-017-1202
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Systems & Processes Engineering Corporat
7050 Burleson Road Austin, TX 78744
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Destructive Expendable Countermeasure Kill Vehicle (DECMKV)
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68936-07-C-0055
Award Amount: $599,776.00
 

Abstract:

The purpose of the Destructive Expendable CounterMeasure Kill Vehicle (DECMKV) is to physically deflect or destroy a Man-Portable Air Defense System (MANPADS) or air-to-air missile targeted at a fixed wing or rotor aircraft Portable MANPADS missiles are a major threat to military aircraft such as the F/A-18. Typical MANPADS can be carried and operated by one person. They weigh approximately 25-40 pounds, and are generally 5-6 feet in length, making them easy to transport. They are easy to store, maintain, set-up, aim and fire. Current countermeasures against these threats and the tactics associated with their use have proven to have limitations. DECMKV will be an innovative aircraft self-protection destructive countermeasure system capable of being dispensed from the F/A-18's AN/ALE-50 Integrated Defensive Electronic CounterMeasures (IDECM) system dispenser. DECMKV will be capable of autonomously acquiring, tracking and homing on an inbound threat missile, and destroying or rendering it ineffective. Future objectives also include adaptation of the DECMKV to other aircraft, including helicopters. During the DECMKV Phase II effort, a prototype system will be designed, fabricated and demonstrated to validate the system's ability to meet the challenging maneuver and control requirements.

Principal Investigator:

Ronda Foster
Principal Investigator
5124797732
rfoster@spec.com

Business Contact:

W. G. McCone
Vice President of Contrac
5124797732
contracts@spec.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SYSTEMS & PROCESSES ENGINEERING CORP.(SP
6800 Burleson Road Building 320 Austin, TX 78744

EIN/Tax ID: 742426518
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No