MKV Restraint And Dispense System Technology Demonstration

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0006-06-C-7474
Agency Tracking Number: 053-0222
Amount: $99,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA05-070
Solicitation Number: 2005.3
Small Business Information
1832 180th St. SE, Bothell, WA, 98012
DUNS: 086581902
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Aaron Freiheit
 Senior Development Engineer
 (425) 487-4020
Business Contact
 Tom Prenzlow
Title: Director, Operations
Phone: (425) 487-4020
Research Institution
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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