Upstream Energy Deposition for Increased Speed and Precise Attitude/AoA Control of Hard Target Penetrators

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8651-08-M-0127
Agency Tracking Number: F081-047-0762
Amount: $99,961.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: AF081-047
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
Small Business Information
1665 E. 18th Street, Suite 112, Tucson, AZ, 85719
DUNS: 058268652
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kevin Kremeyer
 Vice President of Research
 (520) 903-2345
Business Contact
 Kevin Kremeyer
Title: Vice President of Research
Phone: (520) 903-2345
Research Institution
The proposed approach involves repetitively depositing a line of energy ahead of a high-speed hard-target penetrator. The heated gas will expand, pushing air aside to create a straight, low-density column, through which the penetrator will propagate. This procedure removes over 90% of the drag on the vehicle, enabling much greater speeds, for both propelled and unpropelled platforms. The low-density tube furthermore exerts forces and moments on the body to keep it centered/aligned along the created path. These effects have been verified in a separate AFRL program on hypersonic platforms, and relevant energy-deposition hardware has been built and tested.

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