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Precision ACS (PACS) for DACS Low Level ACS

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Digital Solid State Propulsion Inc
5475 Louie Lane, Suite D Reno, NV 89511-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Precision ACS (PACS) for DACS Low Level ACS
Agency: DOD
Contract: HQ0147-13-C-7608
Award Amount: $994,105.00


Our Precision Attitude Control System (PACS) delivers high precision attitude control for Kinetic Weapon (KW) long range target discrimination and acquisition. The PACS utilizes electrically-controlled solid propellant (ESP), an innovative propulsion technology that enables fast burn rate control, throttling, and extinguishment of thrusters, simply by controlling applied electrical current. This unique feature of the PACS will allow the KW to operate for extended durations when combined with a conventional liquid or solid-extinguishment DACS. In addition, ESP thrusters are small, light-weight, have a modular design, and are capable of providing on-demand multiple pulses. Thrusters can be easily controlled and packaged in groups or"clusters", making them adaptable to a number of KW configurations. ESP propulsion systems are inherently safe, insensitive to high temperature and mechanical stress, non-toxic, and inexpensive. This proposed Phase II SBIR Program will support the maturation of DSSP"s proposed PACS to a system-level TRL.

Principal Investigator:

Wayne Sawka
(775) 851-4443

Business Contact:

Danielle Boyde
Accounting Manager
(775) 851-4443
Small Business Information at Submission:

Digital Solid State Propulsion LLC
5475 Louie Lane, Suite D Reno, NV -

EIN/Tax ID: 300344038
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No