Air Launch Testbed for Endoatmospheric Hypersonic Trajectories

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-15-C-2542
Agency Tracking Number: F141-081-0478
Amount: $3,473,513.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF141-081
Solicitation Number: 2014.1
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-07-23
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-03-31
Small Business Information
3353 W Hospital Ave, Atlanta, GA, 30341
DUNS: 969082747
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 A.J. Piplica
 (404) 991-2212
Business Contact
 Jordan Shlman
Phone: (404) 991-2213
Research Institution
ABSTRACT:This SBIR proposal covers the preliminary design and initial hardware and software in-the-loop testing of the GOLauncher 1, a single stage liquid air launched rocket system, for utilization in future hypersonic flight testing efforts. Major objectives include completing prelimianry design of the system based on requirements defined during Phase I, further validation of cost and schedule estimates, continued risk management, and reduction of major risks identified during Phase I.BENEFIT:Reduction in flight test cost and schedule for small payloads vs. heritage multi-stage sounding rocket booster systems. The stakeholder survey compeleted during Phase I has established commercial applications for hypersonic flight testing, high altitude and microgravity research, and evolution to nanosatellite launch vehicles. Primary military application of the GOLauncher 1 is low-cost flight testing of small payloads, primarily vehicle subsystems and scaled air breathing propulsion systems, in support of current and future AFRL, DARPA, and MDA hypersonics programs.

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