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Visual Modeling Tool for Kill Vehicle Propulsion System Evaluation
Title: Senior Engineer
Phone: (256) 971-7813
Title: Corp. V.P. & Gen. Mgr.
Phone: (256) 971-7000
To better defend against the threat of incoming missiles, the Ballistic MissileDefense Organization (BMDO) solicits interesting technologies including lighter,smaller, more powerful, and more efficient propulsion systems and components toaugment the performance of Theater Missile Defense (TMD) and National MissileDefense (NMD) systems. With numerous propulsion system concepts being submitted,BMDO has a serious need for a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-configured, VisualModeling Tool for evaluation and modeling of BMDO propulsion systems. Missiledefense also warrants a broad variety of axial, divert, and attitude controlpropulsion systems including: interceptors, launch to low earth orbit, orbittransfer, orbit maneuvering, and station keeping. Since liquid, solid, and electricpropulsion systems are being considered, depending on the BMDO application, aflexible and scalable GUI software tool is needed to expedite system evaluations.SRS Technologies proposes to both validate the feasibility and demonstrate theutility of an Innovative Visual Modeling Tool for Kill Vehicle Propulsion SystemEvaluation. The development of a Rocket Modeling GUI meets the requirements of BMDO01-006, Propulsion and Logistics Systems, of the DoD SBIR Solicitation due to itsfuture market potential and significant benefit in producing more cost effective killvehicle propulsion systems.The proposed Rocket Modeling GUI would improve propulsion concept evaluation methods,enable technology validation, and result in substantial cost savings to theGovernment and industry. The proposed Rocket Modeling GUI will provide a human-factors-engineered, user-friendly, rocket modeling tool. Other DoD agencies, NASA,and academia also need a versatile software tool for evaluating, modeling, andteaching rocket propulsion systems.
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