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Low-Cost Hit-to-Kill Munitions for Anti-Mortar, Anti-Rocket, Anti-Missile…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
70382
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N042-903-0602
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Low-Cost Hit-to-Kill Munitions for Anti-Mortar, Anti-Rocket, Anti-Missile Capability
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-04-M-0376
Award Amount: $99,999.00
 

Abstract:

Tanner Research proposes to modify an existing missile or munition, embedding an autonomous hit-to-kill intercept capability, to develop near-term a counter-munition to defeat incoming low-cost ballistic threats like mortar, rocket and missile attacks. The significant technical challenge is to develop both low-cost detect and intercept guidance, and hit-to-kill maneuverability in an autonomous kinetic energy format. Tanner Research, working with Raytheon Missile Systems, will adapt an existing imaging sensor used to detect `coming-at-you' threats, for use as a micro-scale seeker system in a hit-to-kill application. The guidance and control (G&C) commands will be inferred from an existing moving point target detection and sensor-processing (SP) algorithm, and used to implement hit-to-kill maneuverability using existing micro thrusters or gas-actuated canard fins. Enhanced lethality on impact can be gained by using a reactive material airframe. Tanner's objective is to adapt component technologies that will integrate generically with any of several Navy munition platforms, including: ground-launched 2.75-inch rocket as a variant of the air-launched LOGIR; or, the shoulder-launched imaging sensor munition. Both are being developed at China Lake.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Emerling
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