Optimal Trajectory Shaping and Fuzing for Munitions

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8651-07-C-0150
Agency Tracking Number: F061-133-2595
Amount: $1,823,520.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-133
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
400 W. Bethany, Suite 110, Allen, TX, 75013
DUNS: 069871502
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Bob Bless
 Senior Systems Analyst
 (972) 747-0707
Business Contact
 R. Lowder
Title: President
Phone: (972) 747-0707
Email: kent.lowder@mustangtechnology.com
Research Institution
This Phase II SBIR study will improve the lethality of future munitions, such as the Small Diameter Bomb (SDB-II), by offering a tightly coupled guidance and fuzing algorithm set using information about the weapon, target, and vulnerability of the target. The algorithm set features the use of weapon approach angles to optimize lethality, real-time methods for optimal trajectory shaping, and real-time methods for computing sub-optimal approaches that are still lethal if the weapon is kinematically limited. The algorithm set will improve weapon performance by optimizing lethality instead of focusing on minimizing miss distance.

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