ACTUATOR INTEGRATED MISSILE STEERING SYSTEM (AIMSS) FOR SUPERSONIC MISSILES

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$99,999.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-07-M-0318
Award Id:
82737
Agency Tracking Number:
N071-095-1014
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
4415 Euclid Avenue, Suite 500, Cleveland, OH, 44103
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
557510336
Principal Investigator:
Mehul Patel
Director, Aerodynamics Group
(216) 649-0399
patel@orbitalresearch.com
Business Contact:
Joseph Snyder
Vice President, Administration
(216) 649-0399
snyder@orbitalresearch.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
There exists a need for alternative flight control methods for supersonic cruise missiles. Orbital Research Inc. (ORI), in collaboration with the University of Toledo, proposes to develop an innovative Actuator Integrated Missile Steering System (AIMSS) for aerodynamic control of subsonic-to-hypersonic cruise missiles using active flow control technology. ORI's AIMSS will utilize small-scale actuators with efficient flow control techniques to provide controls for missile maneuvering and trimming. The main objectives of the proposed system are to: (a) provide and maintain sufficient control authority over a wide range of flow speeds from subsonic to supersonic flows (Mach 0.5 to 5), (b) minimize weight, drag and power requirements for reduced system complexity, and (c) reduce the overall cost to the vehicle system for practical use in expendables. The proposed AIMSS will aim to reduce or eliminate the need for fins or wings on high supersonic cruise missiles which will also allow the system to be integrated into and launched from various platforms. Other potential benefits of the proposed AIMSS include increased-- range, payload capacity, aerostructural efficiency and endgame maneuvering.

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