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Innovative Techniques for Missile Defense - Proportional Hot Gas Actuator for…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
69514
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B041-020-1562
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
APPLIED THERMAL SCIENCES
PO Box C 1861 Main St. Sanford, ME 04073
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Innovative Techniques for Missile Defense - Proportional Hot Gas Actuator for DACS
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W9113M-04-P-0111
Award Amount: $99,990.00
 

Abstract:

A key system in the development of effective KEI vehicles is the divert and attitude control system (DACS). The DACS are responsible for maneuvering the interceptor vehicle to its target. A vital component to the DACS is the thruster, which provides effective control of vehicle divert. Solid propellant DACS thrusters employ a adjustable pintle for controlling the thrust level. Movement of the pintle for smooth operation is currently accomplished with hydraulic or electro-mechanical (EM) actuators that require a significant portion of the total vehicle power. As the DAC thrust and duration requirements increase, the power requirements increase dramatically, where EM actuation results in significantly increased weight and packaging challenges. The focus of this effort is to minimize the electrical power requirements and size of the DACS. The proposed innovative technique utilizes hot gases from the gas generator to drive the pintle actuation in a proportional mode. Accomplishing this task will drastically reduce the electrical power requirements for DACS on-board interceptor vehicles. Hence, the weight, size, and cost of the interceptor vehicles are significantly reduce, and provide a more reliable and effective ballistic missile defense system.

Principal Investigator:

Karl V. Hoose
President
2074597777
khoose@appliedthermalsciences.com

Business Contact:

Edward Savoie
Business Manager
2074597777
esavoie@appliedthermalsciences.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

APPLIED THERMAL SCIENCES
PO Box C, 1861 Main St. Sanford, ME 04073

EIN/Tax ID: 010518328
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No