Destructive Expendable Countermeasure Kill Vehicle (DECMKV)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-07-C-0055
Agency Tracking Number: N061-017-1202
Amount: $749,259.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: N06-017
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
6800 Burleson Road, Building 320, Austin, TX, 78744
DUNS: 161214242
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ronda Foster
 Principal Investigator
 (512) 479-7732
Business Contact
 W. McCone
Title: Vice President of Contrac
Phone: (512) 479-7732
Research Institution
The purpose of the Destructive Expendable CounterMeasure Kill Vehicle (DECMKV) is to physically deflect or destroy a Man-Portable Air Defense System (MANPADS) or air-to-air missile targeted at a fixed wing or rotor aircraft Portable MANPADS missiles are a major threat to military aircraft such as the F/A-18. Typical MANPADS can be carried and operated by one person. They weigh approximately 25-40 pounds, and are generally 5-6 feet in length, making them easy to transport. They are easy to store, maintain, set-up, aim and fire. Current countermeasures against these threats and the tactics associated with their use have proven to have limitations. DECMKV will be an innovative aircraft self-protection destructive countermeasure system capable of being dispensed from the F/A-18’s AN/ALE-50 Integrated Defensive Electronic CounterMeasures (IDECM) system dispenser. DECMKV will be capable of autonomously acquiring, tracking and homing on an inbound threat missile, and destroying or rendering it ineffective. Future objectives also include adaptation of the DECMKV to other aircraft, including helicopters. During the DECMKV Phase II effort, a prototype system will be designed, fabricated and demonstrated to validate the system’s ability to meet the challenging maneuver and control requirements.

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