MKV Restraint And Dispense System Technology Demonstration

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,997.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0006-06-C-7474
Award Id:
78157
Agency Tracking Number:
053-0222
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1832 180th St. SE, Bothell, WA, 98012
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
086581902
Principal Investigator:
AaronFreiheit
Senior Development Engineer
(425) 487-4020
Aaron.Freiheit@systima.com
Business Contact:
TomPrenzlow
Director, Operations
(425) 487-4020
Tom.Prenzlow@systima.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
A critical aspect of the MKV system concept is the restraint and dispense of the individual KVs from the carrier/launch vehicle. The individual KVs need to survive launch and fly out towards incoming targets while the KVs are attached to the Carrier Vehicle (CV). As the CV approaches an incoming group of targets (re-entry vehicles and countermeasures), the KVs must be dispensed on controlled velocity vectors without inducing significant pitch, roll and yaw motions into the KVs. Even if the individual KVs can correct for motion errors induced during dispense, correcting these induced motions reduces the divert/control capability of the KVs. Systima is proposing to demonstrate the MKV Restraint and Dispense System Technology in a flight test. A flight test will confirm that there are no issues or difficulties when the technology is applied in the actual operating environment. This test will verify that the performance matches that experienced during previous ground tests and it provides additional confidence that the system is ready for integration with the CV and KV flight test hardware.

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