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Miniature Kill Vehicle Dispense System

Award Information

Department of Defense
Missile Defense Agency
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Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Systima Technologies, Inc.
1832 180th Street South East Bothell, WA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Miniature Kill Vehicle Dispense System
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: DASG6002P0044
Award Amount: $69,976.00


"The MKV ballistic missile interceptor system use large numbers of small MKV interceptors launched using a single booster. The MKV interceptors are deployed from the carrier vehicle to intercept and destroy multiple objects in the midcourse phase of aballistics missile's trajectory. The MKV system provides a means to address countermeasures through multiple intercepts of all non-discriminated objects within a threat cluster. A critical aspect of MKV system concept is release of the individual MKVs fromthe carrier/launch vehicle. To avoid performance degradation or damage, the MKVs must be dispensed on controlled velocity vectors without inducing significant pitch, roll and yaw motions into the MKVs. Systima is proposing the development of an MKVdispenser. The dispenser would be capable of simultaneously dispensing a single tier of MKVs. The dispenser uses a pyrotechnically inflated metallic bag. The bag would be installed as a flattened toroid between the MKVs and the carrier vehicle. Thelocation and geometry of the bag and the rate of bag inflation are used to dispense the MKVs on controlled vectors without imposing pitch, roll or yaw motions to the MKVs. A metallic bag is used to avoid any bag leakage or storage life concerns. Thisprogram will lead to the design and development of a lightweight, MKV (Miniature Kill Vehicle) carriage and dispensing system based upon inflatable metallic bags. The MKV dispenser would allow individual r

Principal Investigator:

Randel L. Hoskins
Director, Special Project

Business Contact:

Gary L. Ketner
Small Business Information at Submission:

Systima Technologies, Inc.
13110 NE 177th Pl. #234 Woodinville, WA 98072

EIN/Tax ID: 270011081
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No