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Advanced Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) Algorithm Development to Enhance the Lethality of Interceptors Against Maneuvering Targets

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W9113M-05-P-0019
Agency Tracking Number: A043-219-3254
Amount: $118,504.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A04-219
Solicitation Number: 2004.3
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2005-01-24
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2005-07-23
Small Business Information
350 Wynn Dr.
Huntsville, AL 35805
United States
DUNS: 031994218
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Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Harvey Gratt
 Principal Investigator
 (256) 704-3420
Business Contact
 E. Dublin
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (256) 704-3404
Research Institution

The theoretical basis for current GNC algorithms implemented in interceptors has evolved from linear optimal control theory, which includes simple target maneuvers. These implementations suffer from lack of robustness when future threat target maneuvers are encountered, since the interceptor to target maneuver advantage required will exceed the maximums achievable. The spiraling and chaotic nature of ballistic targets in the atmosphere will also stress current GNC capabilities to derive and execute a maneuver fast enough and accurately enough to effect a direct hit.

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