Integrated Guidance and Control of Moving Mass Actuated Kinetic Energy Kill Vehicles

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$64,929.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00178-01-C-1020
Award Id:
53025
Agency Tracking Number:
01-0417
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
4966 El Camino Real, Suite 108, Los Altos, CA, 94022
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
829385509
Principal Investigator:
P. Menon
Chief Scientist
(650) 210-8282
menon@optisyn.com
Business Contact:
P. Menon
President
(650) 210-8283
menon@optisyn.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The concept of moving internal masses to control kinetic energy kill vehicles has been proposed in the recent literature. These actuators effect changes in the location of the vehicle center of mass to create aerodynamic control moments while the vehicleis in the atmosphere, and the main motor thrust to create control moments when the vehicle is outside the atmosphere. This proposal advances the development of an integrated guidance-control system for kinetic energy kill vehicles using moving-masscontrol concept. A detailed simulation of the moving-mass actuator kinetic energy kill vehicle will be used to assess the performance of the integrated guidance-control system in a variety of endo-atmospheric and exo-atmospheric interception scenarios.Actuation methodologies for the moving-mass system will also be explored during the Phase I research. Phase II research will generate the design of the moving-mass actuator systems for kinetic energy kill vehicle, together with detailed hardwarespecifications and simulation results. The control code for the implementation of flight control systems will also be synthesized during the Phase II research. The design generated during the Phase II research can form the basis for the development of aprototype moving-mass kinetic energy kill vehicle during Phase III work. Moving-mass control technology can be applied in a wide variety of flight vehicles and underwater vehicles. Integrated flight control system design methods developed under the presentwork have extensive applications in high performance aircraft and missile control.

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