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A Pintle Nozzle With Thrust Vector Control

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
73691
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A043-174-2924
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
WICKMAN SPACECRAFT & PROPULSION CO.
3745A Studer Casper, WY 82604-1339
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: A Pintle Nozzle With Thrust Vector Control
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W31P4Q-05-C-R083
Award Amount: $69,978.00
 

Abstract:

Tactical missiles can use pintle nozzles to control speed and wings to steer to targets, but this is inadequate for many targets. To hit a wider variety of targets, tactical missiles must be able to steer the rocket's exhaust gas. A common method of doing this is to use a separate TVC system. However, it is often heavy and requires additional power to operate. If the TVC system can be integrated into a pintle nozzle for lighter weight and lower power requirements, Army missile capability will be greatly increased above current levels. Wickman Spacecraft & Propulsion Company proposes an innovative pintle nozzle with integral TVC. It deflects the exhaust gases and provides an unsymmetric pressure distribution on the exit cone walls to provide missile steering. It does this through a unique pintle geometry that can be adjusted to provide thrust vectoring from neutral to a range of thrust angles. During Phase I, WSPC will generate a preliminary layout design of a pintle nozzle with integral TVC based on advanced CFD and engineering analysis. This design will be tested in Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

John Wickman
President
3072655895
jwckman@space-rockets.com

Business Contact:

John Wickman
President
3072655895
jwckman@space-rockets.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

WICKMAN SPACECRAFT & PROPULSION CO.
3745A Studer Casper, WY 82604

EIN/Tax ID: 830309699
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No