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Micro Attitude Thruster System (MATS)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
70019
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-059-1248
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Archangel Systems, Inc.
1635 Pumphrey Ave. Auburn, AL 36832-4302
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Micro Attitude Thruster System (MATS)
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00178-04-C-1041
Award Amount: $68,509.00
 

Abstract:

Long range gun launched munitions developed for Naval Surface Fire Support can reach altitudes that are essentially outside the Earth's atmosphere (exoatmospheric). Once outside of the Earth's atmosphere, these projectiles are no longer subjected to atmospheric forces that can aid in the stabilization of the projectile. Current technologies employed to maintain low angles of attack on re-entry include complex and expensive valved gas actuators and large, heavy reaction wheel (flywheel) based systems. Archangel Systems proposes a smaller, lighter, less expensive alternative for controlling the re-entry angle of exoatmospheric projectiles employing electro-explosive devices (EEDs) detonated with Semiconductor-bridge (SCB) Ordnance initiators. The combination of EEDs detonated with SCBs (in accordance with attitude control laws) will constitute Archangel's Micro Attitude Thruster System (MATS) technology for attitude control of exoatmospheric projectiles. Through geometrical and dimensional optimization of the EED nozzle structure and propellant chamber, as well careful location of the igniter relative to the propellant, very short impulsive thrusts may be generated. The challenge for Archangel Systems is to determine an optimal nozzle design, an optimal propellant chamber size (including igniter location relative to the propellant) and an optimal firing pattern (control laws) for firing the EEDs for attitude control

Principal Investigator:

Marc Hill
Senior Project Engineer
3348268008
marc@archangel.com

Business Contact:

Kitty Greene
President
3348268008
kitty@archangel.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ARCHANGEL SYSTEMS, INC.
1500 Pumphrey Ave. Auburn, AL 36832

EIN/Tax ID: 631077147
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No