Tactical Beam Director for Airborne High Energy Laser Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,945.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68936-09-C-0336
Award Id:
92367
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-009-0097
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 1504, Longmont, CO, 80502
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
053291642
Principal Investigator:
RobertLevenduski
President
(303) 684-8125
rlevenduski@redstoneaerospace.com
Business Contact:
RobertLevenduski
President
(303) 684-8125
rlevenduski@redstoneaerospace.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Most gimbal systems are designed for maximum stiffness and lowest mass. Gimbal stiffness is generally a principal requirement because the control bandwidth and pointing capability are directly related to the stiffness. Typically, the need to satisfy mass and stiffness requirements forces a compromise between the geometry and the materials. To date, design and development of high performance gimbals have been based on increasing the stiffness to the greatest extent possible and then controlling the gimbal with classical control techniques to the highest bandwidth possible. An alternative approach is to utilize flexible body control techniques with a relatively soft gimbal to enable pointing control beyond its first structural mode. Doing so would enable lightweight, low cost gimbals to be incorporated into airborne platforms. This effort will develop the advanced control techniques needed to effect precision pointing of a lightweight beam director.

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