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Flight Test Development of the X43A-LS Reusable Launch Vehicle

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
56641
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
013710
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Accurate Automation Corporation
7001 Shallowford Road Chattanooga, TN -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Flight Test Development of the X43A-LS Reusable Launch Vehicle
Agency: NASA
Contract: NAS1-03005
Award Amount: $599,994.00
 

Abstract:

Accurate Automation Corporation proposes a three-pronged effort to build on the Phase I program to develop technologies in support of the NASA Hyper-X program and the X-43 series of research vehicles (X-43A, X-43B, and X-43C). The data and technologies developed under the proposed Phase II program will also support the development and testing of future hypersonic vehicles and reusable launch vehicles. The three major technical objectives of the Phase II program are: 1) Development of a robust, fully nonlinear parameter identification method and associated tools for extraction of dynamic models from flight test data, while rigorously accounting for both process (state) and measurement noise. 2) Development of an adaptive guidance and navigation control system for the development of optimal flight trajectories for hypersonic vehicles including reusable launch vehicles. 3) Development of a low-speed flight test database for the X-43 configuration by conducting envelope expansion flight tests to quantify the performance and handling qualities of AAC?s X-43A-LS UAV.

Principal Investigator:

Christopher S. Gibson
Principal Investigator
4238944646
cgibson@accurate-automation.com

Business Contact:

Reba Pap
Business Official
4238944646
rpap@accurate-automation.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Accurate Automation Corporation
7001 Shallowford Road Chattanooga, TN 37421

EIN/Tax ID: 621371359
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No