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Low-Cost Autonomous Kinetic Energy (KE) Penetrator Payload for EX 172 Cargo…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
64896
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N031-1550
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Tanner Research, Inc.
825 S. Myrtle Ave. Monrovia, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Low-Cost Autonomous Kinetic Energy (KE) Penetrator Payload for EX 172 Cargo Round
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00178-05-C-1013
Award Amount: $598,057.00
 

Abstract:

Tanner Research proposes to develop variable-sized thrusters packaged in digital-controlled arrays for high g applications in the ongoing development of exo-atmospheric hypervelocity projectiles (exo-HVP). Tanner's multifunctional thruster concept is designed to be extensible for near-term use with gun-launched proof-of-concept prototypes, and the emerging EM gun-launched exo-HVP devices. The long-range exo-HVP must be reoriented at apogee into a nose-down attitude to achieve a smooth angle-of-attack for atmospheric reentry. A MEMS-based attitude control system (ACS) provides a low-cost methodology for embedding digital-controlled arrays of micro and macro-scale propulsion elements on an exo-HVP. MEMS fabricated devices have inherent gun-launch survivability at high g acceleration levels. Tanner's thrusters were initially developed as a DACS for exo-atmospheric use with the miniature kill vehicle (MKV), a ballistic missile defense system (BMDS) concept implemented in hardware. Tanner's digital-controlled micro thrusters are now being implemented in ¿UAV surfaces for maneuver control of endo-atmospheric applications, and other precision-guided autonomous munitions applications.

Principal Investigator:

Amish Desai
Scientist
6267923000
amish.desai@tanner.com

Business Contact:

Kevin Dinniene
Controller
6267923000
kevin.dinniene@tanner.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TANNER RESEARCH, INC.
2650 East Foothill Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91107

EIN/Tax ID: 954163780
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No