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Hybrid Micro Missile for Small Aircraft Self Protection

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67772
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-227-2593
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 91016-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Hybrid Micro Missile for Small Aircraft Self Protection
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-04-M-1644
Award Amount: $99,997.00
 

Abstract:

Tanner Research proposes to develop a hit-to-kill micro missile concept, for small UAV self-protection, that adapts micro-scale missile technologies being developed for use in gun-launched autonomous projectiles. A nominal airframe, similar in size and aerodynamic characteristics to a gun-launched 25mm APFSDS-T projectile, will be used as a baseline on which micro miniaturized missile component technology can be integrated for fin stabilized 6-DOF testing. Tanner's airframe integration of micro-scale enabling technologies includes the spectral seeker system, rocket motor propulsion, maneuver control components and lethality enhancing reactive materials. The objective is to demonstrate concept feasibility of integrating micro-scale components developed for a similar use in low-cost format. The micro missile, when alerted by missile warning sensor (MWS), will detect a threat spectrally in the seeker field of view (FOV), execute a launch, and guide autonomously into a hit-to-kill intercept. Missile seeker and GN&C, developed under parallel SBIR, center the threat in the FOV for hit-to-kill intercept using embedded micro thrusters for maneuver control. Projected cost of micro missile: about $1000-to-$10,000 per device.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Emerling
Senior Scientist
6267923000
michael.emerling@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