Enhanced Range Using Adaptive Flow Control Structures For FCS Multi-Role Armament Munitions

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$120,000.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DAAE30-02-C-1052
Award Id:
57929
Agency Tracking Number:
A012-1023
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
673G, Alpha Drive, Cleveland, OH, 44143
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
557510336
Principal Investigator:
TroyPrince
Mechanical Engineer
(440) 449-5785
prince@orbitalresearch.com
Business Contact:
FrederickLisy
Vice President
(440) 449-5785
lisy@orbitalresearch.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
"To meet the goals of the Objective Force, the Army has initiated the development ofMulti-Role Armament Munitions for Future Combat System (FCS). Current smart cargoprojectiles and hit-to-kill munitions use conventional control surfaces like finsand canards for stability and control, which limit their range and maneuverability.Also, the volume required by the current control actuation system (CAS) limits themunitions payload capacity and the overall mission performance. Orbital Researchproposes to develop an Aerodynamic Flight Control System (AFCS) based on twoadaptive flow control structures: (1) Deployable Conformable Wings (DCWs) and(2) MEMS based Deployable Flow Effectors (DFEs). The control structures will beused in conjunction with an intelligent controller to provide a cost, power, andvolume efficient flight control and lift enhancement system which can be readilyintegrated into any Army's FCS multi-role armament munitions. The AFCS will be able to maximize body parameters like lift for enhanced range, withstand harsh launchand environmental conditions (high pressure and temperatures, shocks, acoustic noise, etc.), and provide high maneuverability and control for least amount of powerconsumed from the vehicle. Additionally, the overall costs of flight control systemper round will be kept to a minimum level. The proposed Aerodynamic Flight Control System (AFCS) will provide extended rangeand enhanced control and maneuverabil

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