Advanced Divert and Attitude Control (DACS) system for the Miniature Kill Vehicle (MKV)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W9113M-04-P-0067
Agency Tracking Number: B041-058-0840
Amount: $90,157.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA04-058
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
500 Wynn Drive, Suite 504, Huntsville, AL, 35816
DUNS: 031994218
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dan Turner
 Missile Systems & Tech. M
 (256) 327-3662
Business Contact
 Scott Dublin
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (256) 704-3404
Research Institution
Microfabrication technologies have made possible the development of microscale energy conversion and chemical processing systems. Micro-power generators (combustion chamber volume Ĕ 10-20 mm3), which burn hydrogen or hydrocarbon fuels, have the potential to be more compact and longer-lived than chemical batteries as a portable power source. The development process of Miniature Kill Vehicles (MKVs) will greatly benefit from the advancement of microfabricated propulsion systems. Since storable liquid bipropellant systems offer the most performance (Specific Impulse, Isp, as high as 450s, high thrust to weight ratio) and the most versatility (pulsing, restart, variable thrust), the MKVs could effectively utilize liquid bipropellant microrockets for their divert propulsion and attitude control systems for higher effectiveness, better range, maneuverability, and kill performance.

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