Adaptive Structures for Micro Munition Platforms

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,991.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8651-08-M-0163
Agency Tracking Number:
F081-050-0948
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF081-050
Solicitation Number:
2008.1
Small Business Information
COMPOSITE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT, INC.
2600 Campus Drive, Suite D, Lafayette, CO, 80026
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
161234687
Principal Investigator:
Douglas Campbell
Senior Engineer
(303) 664-0394
doug.campbell@ctd-materials.com
Business Contact:
Lori Pike
Sr. Finance and Contracts Manager
(303) 664-0394
lori.pike@ctd-materials.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The U.S. Air Force has significant interest in the development of adaptive structures for micro munition platforms. However, power, mass and cost constraints significantly limits the applicability of existing adaptive structure concepts for these smaller platforms. To address these challenges, CTD is proposing the use of solid-state, electrically-driven actuators that require minimal power and are capable of high actuation rates (>10 Hz). The proposed approach is based on the use of these actuators in combination with CTD’s existing morphing wing-skin technology providing increased wing-morphing functionality. If successful, the proposed technology would eliminate the need for traditional flight control devices such as ailerons. The proposed Phase I plan encompasses requirements definition, prototype hardware design and manufacture, and technology assessment. To that end, CTD has partnered with the University of Florida’s Research and Engineering Education Facility (REEF) to assist in assessing the technology via relevant wind-tunnel testing.

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