Precision, Soft Landing Dispenser

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,824.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8651-04-C-0136
Award Id:
62435
Agency Tracking Number:
F031-2936
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
13110 NE 177th Pl. #234, Woodinville, WA, 98072
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
086581902
Principal Investigator:
Randel Hoskins
(425) 672-1755
randy.hoskins@systima.com
Business Contact:
Gary Ketner
(425) 672-1755
gary.ketner@systima.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Systima Technologies, Lockheed Martin and Irvin Aerospace have teamed together to develop a precision, soft landing, 1000 lb class dispenser for delivery of military resupply or humanitarian relief payloads. These companies bring an extensive background in the key areas required for development of a precision delivery, soft landing capability dispenser. During Phase 1, the design and performance of a precision, soft landing dispenser (PSLD) was evaluated and determined to be very feasible. To minimize development costs/risks, the PSLD design drew upon proven Air Force systems and on-going Air Force development efforts. To minimize aircraft qualification costs, the PSLD's external profile and loaded mass properties matches the SEEK EAGLE qualified CBU-104. The dispenser itself is a new design, configured to allow easy ground access to the dispenser's interior. To provide near-precision location delivery, PSLD uses Wind Corrected Munition Dispenser (WCMD) tail. Soft landing is provided by a combination of a proven system of staged parachutes and a crushable section built into the dispenser. A key feature of the PSLD design/operation is minimizing the time that PSLD descends under parachute. This feature is important to minimize the effects of low altitude winds and potentially drawing undesired attention to the delivery point.

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