Valves for Measurement and Actuation System of Transient Jets (VMAST)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9101-08-M-0009
Agency Tracking Number: F073-133-0815
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: AF073-133
Solicitation Number: 2007.3
Small Business Information
200 Boston Avenue Suite 1000, Medford, MA, 02155
DUNS: 786127522
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Marthinus van Schoor
 (781) 306-0609
Business Contact
 Petra Botha
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (781) 306-0609
Research Institution
The Air Force has a need to measure short-duration forces and moments generated by impulse control devices, e.g., transient transverse gaseous jets. The measurement of short-duration loads/impulses from pulsating control jets of intercept missiles is important to the missile defense program offices. Testing requires very versatile but precise valves capable of providing simulated jet for control of future weapon systems. Supersonic and hypersonic ballistic missile defense interceptors as well as recently emerging ship-board defense systems, air-to-air missiles and guided rockets concepts require a level of maneuverability available almost exclusively through the use of control jets issuing at large angles relative to the direction of flight. The goal is to develop and demonstrate a valve and associated control and measurement system to generate short-duration gas streams for transient jet interaction measurements during force/moment testing in a continuous-flow wind tunnel or equivalent environment. Since both a valve and measurement system is required, very few companies can provide both solutions. Midé is uniquely positioned to provide both a custom high speed valve and force/moment balance for wind tunnel systems at the Air Force.

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