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: 140D6318C0075
Agency Tracking Number: D173-005-0104
Amount: $220,515.99
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2018
Solicitation Year: 2017
Solicitation Topic Code: SB173-005
Solicitation Number: 2017.3
Small Business Information
627 Distribution Dr Ste D, Morrisville, NC, 27560
DUNS: 080931834
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Daniel Raymer
 (310) 577-3773
 dan.raymer@lulaza.com
Business Contact
 Scott Bledsoe
Phone: (919) 714-4240
Email: scott.bledsoe@lulaza.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Lulaza Aerospace LLC proposes to study the design and rapid manufacture of a Flying Missile Rail, an autonomous UAV carried beneath a fighter that can release an AIM-120 missile from captive carry, or alternately can fly away from the fighter to maneuver and/or extend the range of the missile. This air-launched UAV can also carry and launch the Small Diameter Bomb or special payload pod. This study will include definition of an affordable and rapid fabrication process including approaches to permit surge to a production rate of 500 per month.Study results will include the Flying Missile Rail UAV, designed and analyzed in sufficient detail to take it into the next phase and leading to operational development and production. Furthermore, successful completion will define methods for rapid and low-cost air vehicle development, and lead towards novel concepts for a production surge capability.Lulaza Aerospace is a joint venture of Conceptual Research Corporation, Blue Force Technologies Inc., and Advanced Solutions Inc. Lulaza Aerospace includes proven capabilities in air vehicle and structural design, avionics and subsystems, autonomous behaviors, and aerospace composite fabrication.

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