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Scalable Control Actuation System and Configurable Guidance Sensor Suite for Multiple Caliber Rounds

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15QKN-17-C-0021
Agency Tracking Number: A2-6543
Amount: $1,549,675.90
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A13-050
Solicitation Number: 13.1
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-11-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-09-24
Small Business Information
4415 Euclid Avenue Suite 500
Cleveland, OH 44103
United States
DUNS: 557510336
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Michael Jankowski
 Director, Aerospace Programs
 (216) 649-0399
Business Contact
 Frederick Lisy
Phone: (216) 649-0362
Research Institution

As the need for enhanced munitions continues, range extension, precision guidance and increased situational awareness are critical enabling technologies. Orbital Research has proven the feasibility of developing 3 core technologies that provide these enhanced capabilities: a Control Actuation System to provide range extension and maneuverability; a Configurable Guidance Sensor Suite to provide Guidance, Navigation and Control; and an imaging system to provide terminal guidance capabilities and increased awareness. Through previous efforts Orbital has developed hardware prototypes for these subsystems and demonstrated preliminary performance on a 40mm airframe. Orbital has designed these technologies in a modular and open architecture so they can be rapidly scaled to integrate with larger caliber munitions, including 40mm, 120mm and 155mm. Based upon the successes of previous phases, Orbital will demonstrate the scalability of the technologies by integrating these various airframes. By following the modular design strategy and maintaining a flexible architecture Orbital will rapidly insert their core technologies in these airframes and support live-fire testing to evaluate the survivability and overall performance in relevant environments. The result(s) will be mature prototype technologies that can be leveraged by the Army on future programs, as well as a modular/flexible design method for precision guidance development.

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