WAKE MODIFICATION OF BALLISTIC AND MANEUVERING REENTRY VEHICLES AND ASSOCIATED PENETRATION AIDS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$500,000.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
2151
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Physical Sciences, Inc.
20 New England Business Center, Andover, MA, 01810
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
G E Caledonia
(617) 475-9030
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
WE PROPOSE TO INVESTIGATE THE POTENTIAL OF INTRODUCING FINE PARTICLES INTO THE WAKES OF REENTRY VEHICLES TO HASTEN ELECTRON DECAY. THE PARTICLES WOULD BE FORMED IN SITU IN THE NEAR WEAK THROUGH THE APPROPRIATE CHOICE OF FILLER ADDITIVES TO HEAT SHIELD MATERIALS. THE FULL WAKE PLASMA/PARTICLE INTERACTION WOULD BE ADDRESSED AND INCORPORATED INTO AN EXISTING FINITE RATE KINETICS WAKE COMPUTER CODE. RELEVANT PARTICLE PROPERTIES WOULD BE ASSESSED, OPTIMUM MATERIALS WOULD BE IDENTIFIED AND MODELED WITH THE WAKE COMPUTER CODE TO EVALUATE ELECTRON QUENCH EFFECTIVENESS. A PROOF-OF-CONCEPT TEST SERIES WOULD BE DEFINED.

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