Energy Deposition to Sculpt Upstream Densities and Control Common Aerovehicle, Strongly Reducing Drag and Ablation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-08-C-3830
Agency Tracking Number: F071-266-0253
Amount: $899,819.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: AF071-266
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
PHYSICS, MATERIALS & APPLIED MATH RESEAR
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 Researc
 (520) 903-2345
 kremeyer@physics-math.com
Business Contact
 Kevin Kremeyer
Title: Vice President of Researc
Phone: (520) 903-2345
Email: kremeyer@physics-math.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A versatile technique will be applied to preferentially reduce drag on different CAV designs, serving as an innovative approach to control effectors. Once air is accelerated by a high speed vehicle, strong drag forces are generated which must be countered by control surfaces. This requires tremendous actuator force and ablation resistance by the surfaces. Our approach will control the distribution of air ahead of the vehicle, to not only minimize the drag and ablation experienced by the CAV, but also to ensure that the drag forces steer the body as desired. This application allows additional embodiments, including total drag-reduction and munition deployment that can be explored in follow-on phases.

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