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Alternative Flight Control Methods for Supersonic/Hypersonic Cruise Missiles

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
82736
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N071-095-0243
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Acree Technologies Incorporated
1980 Olivera Ave Suite D Concord, CA 94520-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Alternative Flight Control Methods for Supersonic/Hypersonic Cruise Missiles
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-07-M-0327
Award Amount: $69,999.00
 

Abstract:

Acree Technologies, Inc. (ATI) has demonstrated the effectiveness of using an innovative Cathodic Arc Plasma Source (CAPS) to produce high-density plasma for pressure changes of over 100% in a Mach-5 flow. ATI proposes to use its CAPS system for actuation of supersonic and hypersonic missile systems. The goal of the Phase-I is to show actuation effects in the speed range of interest, namely Mach 0.5 to Mach 5. Plasma actuators work by coupling electromagnetic energy directly to the flow stream via the plasma without the use of a mechanical intermediary such as a pump, a flap or a motor. By adjusting the plasma density and magnetic field, the lift can be varied between zero and high values. The advantage of this approach is that there are no moving parts, so it is very robust. The CAPS is capable of being energized in a matter of microseconds compared to at least milliseconds for mechanical systems, which allows for increased accuracy of high-speed missiles.

Principal Investigator:

Mike McFarland
Principal Scientist
9257985770
mcfarland@acreetech.com

Business Contact:

Ann Mulville
Office Manager
9257985770
mulville@acreetech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ACREE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
1900 Bates Ave. Suite G Concord, CA 94520

EIN/Tax ID: 201250852
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No