Precision, Soft Landing Dispenser

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8651-04-C-0136
Agency Tracking Number: F031-2936
Amount: $749,824.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: AF03-151
Solicitation Number: 2003.1
Small Business Information
13110 NE 177th Pl. #234, Woodinville, WA, 98072
DUNS: 086581902
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Randel Hoskins
 (425) 672-1755
Business Contact
 Gary Ketner
Phone: (425) 672-1755
Research Institution
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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