Design of and Rapid Manufacturing Technology for a Flying Missile Rail

Design of and Rapid Manufacturing Technology for a Flying Missile Rail

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: 140D6318C0066
Agency Tracking Number: D173-005-0099
Amount: $222,878.15
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2018
Solicitation Year: 2017
Solicitation Topic Code: SB173-005
Solicitation Number: 2017.3
Small Business Information
387 Technology Drive, College Park, MD, 20742
DUNS: 080108951
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Daanish Maqbool
 (617) 840-2796
 daanish@wave-engine.com
Business Contact
 Andrew Geltman
Phone: (202) 582-2736
Email: andrew@wave-engine.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Defense Advance Research Project Authority (DARPA) is seeking a capability to produce 500 Flying Missile Rails (FMRs) a month. Providing such a capability is challenging because one must simultaneously come up with a design for a FMR that meets mission requirements while being able to be mass produced. The North American Wave Engine Corporation (NAWEC) can provide a solution that will meet the governments requirements. NAWEC believes that one of the key barriers to the ability to mass produce FMRs is the expensive and complex propulsion systems that are likely to be attached to them. Jet turbine propulsion systems that are likely to be used in other designs contain numerous moving parts which makes mass-production difficult. NAWEC proposes using its proprietary pulsejet technology as the basis of an innovative FMR design to dramatically reduce manufacturing times of FMRs. NAWEC believes that reductions in manufacturing times derived from the ease of production for the powerplant will make a 500 unit a month production rate possible. NAWECs technology is able to meet these goals because our technology, a valveless pulsejet, contains no moving parts and is essentially a hollow tube.

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