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Low-Cost Miniature Flight Control System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
59058
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
022-1013
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ATHENA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
3721 Macintosh Drive Vint Hill Tech Park Warrenton, VA 20187 0187
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Low-Cost Miniature Flight Control System
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: F29601-03-C-0009
Award Amount: $69,837.00
 

Abstract:

"Athena Technologies, Incorporated (Athena) proposes to develop an affordable, lightweight and low power, INS/GPS integrated flight control system (FCS) capable of performing guidance, navigation and control functions for small launch vehicles. The proposedapproach leverages Athena's expertise in design, fabrication and operational qualification of our family of miniaturized GuideStar flight control hardware and our patented and flight demonstrated Feedback LTI'zation control algorithms. Unlike conventionalgain scheduling techniques that require design and testing of tens or hundreds of control design points and switching among each, Feedback LTI'zation uniquely achieves this with the design of only a few design points, valid and stable over the entireflight envelope. This design formulation elegantly rapidly produces robust and very small footprint control algorithms and control gains, resulting in efficient software maintenance, moderate computational requirements, and overall reduction in softwarelife cycle cost. We believe Athena's expertise in highly integrated hardware design in combination with the elegance of our flight control algorithms, afford a powerful and innovative solution in producing a new generation of miniaturized and veryaffordable advanced avionics applicable to Kinetic Kill Vehicles (KKV) and a myriad of other launch vehicles. Athena foresees a large potential market in the application of flight control systems

Principal Investigator:

Ben Motazed
Principal Investigator
7033311068
bmotazed@hiflight.com

Business Contact:

John Langford
President
7033693633
jsl@hiflight.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Athena Technologies, Inc.
9950 Wakeman Drive Manassas, VA 20110

EIN/Tax ID: 541894449
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No