Precise Guidance--No Seeker

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,586.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8651-04-C-0188
Agency Tracking Number:
F031-2378
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF03-139
Solicitation Number:
2003.1
Small Business Information
FIRST RF CORP.
1200 28th Street, Suite 302, Boulder, CO, 80303
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
125961123
Principal Investigator:
Farzin Lalezari
(303) 449-5211
flalezari@firstrf.com
Business Contact:
Theresa Boone
(303) 449-1855
tboone@firstrf.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Current precision guided weapons utilize GPS/INS and seeker technologies for guidance to ground targets. GPS/INS systems work by acquiring position and velocity information and maneuvering to given target coordinates entered before release. If seeker technology is used, target-tracking techniques are employed to guide to the final target. The need to precisely attack fixed/moveable targets has come to the forefront in the most recent conflicts. Seekers bring high accuracy for moving/moveable targets but also much higher cost and greater mission planning, power, and cooling requirements. The ability to attack this class of targets without the expense and issues associated with seekers is desirable. This proposal presents a novel concept for precision guidance against fixed/moveable ground targets for implementation in air-launched munitions.

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