Mini Safe Fuel Piezo-Actuated DACs

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N65538-07-M-0118
Agency Tracking Number: N063-181-0325
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: N06-181
Solicitation Number: 2006.3
Small Business Information
205 Williamson Square, Franklin, TN, 37064
DUNS: 016551561
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jeffrey S.N. Paine
 Chief Manager
 (615) 595-6665
Business Contact
 Murray Johns
Title: Vice President
Phone: (615) 595-6665
Research Institution
Dynamic Structures and Materials, LLC (DSM) proposes the development of a miniature piezo-actuated divert and attitude control system (DACS) for the Naval Electromagnetic (EM) gun projectile. DSM’s development team proposes to produce the requirements for the mini-DAC system, develop a safe-fuel formulation, perform endo- and exo-flight dynamic studies, and develop packaging concepts. DSM will develop a piezoelectric actuation technology that will have superior response and performance characteristics over electromagnetic actuator (EMA) options. The proposed DAC system will have sufficient degrees of freedom (DOF) to support the divert capability to achieve accuracy on the order of 5-m CEP for the projectile. The development process will involve performing flight dynamics studies over the course of the entire projected path to determine the requirements of the DAC system. The proposed system will be able to correct for trajectory errors and maintain stable flight. In addition, DSM’s development team anticipates being able to produce a system that will be operational over the entire range of aerodynamic pressures during endo-atmospheric and exo-atmospheric portions of hypersonic flight.

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