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Advanced Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) Algorithm Development to and Lethality Techniques to Enhance the Lethality of Interceptors Against Man

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W9113M-04-C-0006
Agency Tracking Number: A022-0924
Amount: $729,946.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2003
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 5010, 4801 University Square, Suite
Huntsville, AL 35814
United States
DUNS: 062622154
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Harvey Gratt
 Manager G&C Division
 (972) 423-8607
 hgratt@attbi.com
Business Contact
 Dan Turner
Title: President
Phone: (256) 327-3662
Email: balistk@aol.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

In order to destroy maneuvering ballistic targets containing chemical, biological or nuclear warheads by means of PAC-3 or THAAD like systems, the accuracy of intercept should be within centimeters from the targeted aimpoint. The twofold objectives of thePhase II research is to continue to develop, optimize and mature the new advanced GNC algorithms, including estimators/differentiators, guidance laws and controllers. Additionally, Phase II will continue development of a reactive material warhead that willfurther insure the complete destruction of conventional, biological and chemical targets in a more robust manner. This synthesis of the G&C algorithms (to provide a closest approach and appropriate handoff data) with the specialized warhead utilizingreactive materials, will allow for much improved overall system performance.Briefly Missile Systems & Technologies, Inc. proposes to develop advance estimation, G&C techniques to decrease the miss distance to the minimum possible and to form interceptor housed reactive structures out of Hi-Therm┬┐ materials that can enhance thedestruction of the incoming threat.Advanced Interceptor Lethality against Maneuvering targets carrying Weapons of Mass Destruction, such as Chemical, Biological, Nuclear, or other currently unknown agents. Commercial applications of control techniques in Medical field, and commercialopportunities for distribution of these techniques throughout the defense industry.

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