Flywheel ACS for long Range Projectiles

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00178-04-C-1040
Agency Tracking Number: N041-059-0502
Amount: $66,975.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-059
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
1331 N Inyo, Ridgecrest, CA, 93555
DUNS: 783478159
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Jacobson
 (760) 446-4052
Business Contact
 Cathryn Jacobson
Title: VP Business Development
Phone: (760) 446-4052
Research Institution
The Navy has identified a need for a very compact and rugged attitude control system to maintain "nose first" attitude for projectiles that travel outside the atmosphere. This solicitation specifically addresses an attitude control system design sized to provide torque sufficient to rotate a 100 kg projectile with an angular moment of inertia of 4.42 kg m^2, 90 degrees on its pitch axis in 270 seconds and then reduce the pitch rate to the needed reentry rate to a tolerance of 0.3 degrees/second and achieve a zero-degree reentry angle of attack within 3 degrees. The system design must be suitable for gun launch at 12,000 G,s. Quoin has developed a highly effective means of providing attitude control torques with flywheels. We can provide continuous pitch and yaw torque in a spinning vehicle in a very small package. This innovation can be used in future Navy gun and electro magnetic (EM) launched projectiles and in exo-atmospheric missiles. Quoin will demonstrate functionality of Flywheel ACS through analysis and simulation using 3-DOF Simulink models. The simulations will be validated through hardware testing. Perform ACS design studies. We will build and test a single-axis integrating module to demonstrate high torque Flywheel ACS concepts.

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