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Millimeter Wave Projectile Guidance

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 19695
Amount: $54,632.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1993
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
One Cessna Lane
Falmouth, VA 22405
United States
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 T. G. Horwath
 (703) 371-3531
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
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Abstract

A NOVEL MILLIMETER WAVE TERMINAL GUIDANCE IS PROPOSED, WHICH IS UNIQUELY SUITABLE FOR SMALL SPINNING PROJECTILES. THIS GUIDANCE CONCEPT DOES NOT REQUIRE INERTIAL COMPONENTS. IT UTILIZES THE INHERENTINERTIAL PROPERTIES OF PROJECTILE SPIN NUTATION. THE CONCEPT CAN BE IMPLEMENTED WITH VERY LOW WEIGHT AND VOLUME, AND PROMISES PROJECTILE COST SAVINGS OF AN ORDER OF MAGNITUDE. APPLICATIONS OF THIS NOVEL TERMINAL GUIDANCE CONCEPT INCLUDE SPACE BASED STRATEGIC DEFENSE, GROUND BASED STRATEGIC DEFENSE, THEATER MISSILE DEFENSE, ANTI-SHIP MISSILE DEFENSE, AIR DEFENSE, AS WELL AS NUMEROUS OTHER TACTICAL APPLICATIONS. MONOLITHIC, ALL SOLID STATE, REALIZATIONS APPEAR FEASIBLE, WHICH MAKE THIS TERMINAL GUIDANCE CONCEPT SUITABLE FOR HIGH ACCELERATION ENVIRONMENTS, SUCH AS GUN LAUNCH. ANALYSIS, SIMULATION, AND EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION OF THE CRITICAL COMPONENTS ARE PROPOSED FOR PHASE I, TOGETHER WITH PLANNING THE EFFORT TO BE CONDUCTED DURING PHASE II. THE EXPECTED RESULTS OF PHASE I ARE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY, WITH A THROUGH QUANTITATIVE UNDERSTANDING OF HOW WELL THIS CONCEPT WILL PERFORM IN PASSIVE, SEMI-ACTIVE, AND ACTIVE IMPLEMENTATIONS. NUMEROUS APPLICATIONS OF THE CONCEPT EXIST IN NON-DEFENSE, AND COMMERCIAL AREAS.

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