Flywheel ACS Integrated KV

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: N00178-04-C-3118
Agency Tracking Number: B045-003-0103
Amount: $99,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA04-T003
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
3000 Conestoga Drive, Carson City, NV, 89706
DUNS: 783478159
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Jacobson
 (775) 882-8100
Business Contact
 M. Jacobson
Title: Vice President, Business Developmen
Phone: (775) 882-8100
Research Institution
 University of North Texas
 Kristi Lemmon
 P.O. Box 305250 , 1501 Chestnut St
Denton TX, TX, 76203
 (940) 565-3940
 Nonprofit college or university
The Missile Defense Agency is seeking concepts and associated technologies for the next generation multi use kinetic kill vehicle that will allow effective vehicle attitude and divert control in both exo- and endo-atmospheric flight regimes. In addition, they seek new concepts for internal vehicle control that do not rely on side thrusters and ejection of propellant products. They require a kinetic kill vehicle capable of seamless operation in both endo-atmospheric and exo-atmospheric flight regimes from low to high supersonic speeds, with the kill vehicle attitude control mechanism entirely contained within the vehicle body. Quoin, working with University of North Texas and Aerojet, will develop an integrated kinetic kill vehicle design that incorporates flywheels to provide active attitude control for endo- and exo-atmospheric flight. The studies will include a means of active trim control for endo operation and a mass translation for unloading the flywheels during thruster operation. Preliminary simulations coupled with hardware demonstrations will demonstrate that an integrated Kinetic Kill Vehicle can be can be developed that meets desired performance requirements. A streamlined multi-use vehicle will greatly reduce the overall cost of missile defense.

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