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LIQUID EXOATMOSPHERIC COUNTERMEASURES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
3695
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
3695
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Astro Innovations Inc
290 Pheasant Run Feasterville, PA 19047
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: LIQUID EXOATMOSPHERIC COUNTERMEASURES
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $52,000.00
 

Abstract:

LIQUIDS RELEASED INTO SPACE OFFER HIGH POTENTIAL AS COUNTERMEASURE AGAINST SDI DEFENSIVE SYSTEMS DESIGNED TO ENGAGE BALLISTIC MISSILES DURING THEIR EXOATMOSPHERIC FLIGHT PHASES. THE COUNTERMEASURE POTENTIAL INCLUDES THE ABILITY TO THWART DETECTION AND DISCRIMINATION SYSTEMS, REDUCE DEW EFFECTIVENESS, AND DEFEAT KEW ATTACK. STREAMS AND SPRAYS OF SELECT LIQUIDS WOULD BE USED TO MASK THE DEPLOYMENT OF RVS AND PENETRATION AIDS. THE RESULTING CLOUD OF DROPLETS AND ICE PARTICLES IS EXPECTED TO ABSORB, REFLECT AND SCATTER INCIDENT DEW RADIATIONS. KEW PROJECTILES WHICH TRAVERSE THIS CLOUD WOULD EXPERIENCE DAMAGE TO SENSORS, ELECTRONICS AND PROPULSION SUBSYSTEMS. SUCCESS IN ANY ONE OF THESE AREAS WOULD SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACT THE COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE OF AN SDI DEFENSIVE SYSTEM. PHASE I WILL INVESTIGATE THE TECHNICAL AND OPERATIONAL PRACTICALITY ISSUES NECESSARY TO DETERMINE CONCEPT FEASIBILITY. THE PRINCIPAL AREA OF CONCERN IS THE ESTABLISHMENT OF EMPERICAL RELATIONSHIPS GOVERNING THE BEHAVIOR OF LIQUIDS RELESED INTO A SPACE ENVIRONMENT. THE INTERACTION OF THE RELESED LIQUIDS ON THE OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE OF THE PBV WILL ALSO BE ADDRESSED. RESULTS OF PHASE I WILL FORM THE BASIS FOR AN EXTENSIVE GROUND AND FLIGHT TEST PROGRAM DURING PHASE II.

Principal Investigator:

Joseph Bednarz
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Astro Innovations Inc.
290 Pheasant Run Feasterville, PA 19047

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