RadHard-Morphing-Sensing SuperSkins for Interceptor Kill Vehicles with Enhanced Lethality
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DOD / MDA
NanoSonic has developed advanced synergistic morphing-sensing-shielding materials for interceptor kill vehicle structures as key enablers for state-of-the-art ultra Lightweight Kill Vehicle (LKV) ballistic missile defense system (BMDS) interceptors. Next generation Agile KVs, deployable space satellites, adaptive spacecraft, and munitions airframes demand durable lightweight shielding materials that do not currently exist. Future adaptive missiles and reconfigurable satellites will also require morphing substructures, with built-in stress and pressure sensors. During this MDA DEP program, NanoSonic has demonstrated multifunctional nanostructured materials unlike anything commercially available that shall meet such multi-mission demands prior to BMDS Block for Potential Insertion BY15 and for integration and transition in future upgrades and programs. NanoSonic's unique self-assembled Thoraeus filter technology offers a projected 370% weight savings and cost reduction (SM-MRT estimated at $10/sq. ft.) upon scale-up. We have partnered with space systems defense prime partners to demonstrate the structural casing in KV representative environments and to address shortfalls identified in current integrated composite KV structures. NanoSonic shall integrate structural SM-MRT casings onto LKVs with HAENS Level 2 protection. Such morphing super skins shall exhibit durable radiation resistance upon severe KV representative vibrational environments during all phases of KV interception; a property that few, if any, flexible materials exhibit.
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