Discrimination Payload Deployment System Technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0006-06-C-7345
Agency Tracking Number: 044-1632
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA04-171
Solicitation Number: 2004.4
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 Engine
 (425) 487-4020
Business Contact
 Tom Prenzlow
Title: Director, Operations
Phone: (425) 487-4020
Email: Tom.Prenzlow@systima.com
Research Institution
A major MDA/SMDC thrust area is the development of methods to improve discrimination of warheads from decoys by altering signatures and/or kinematics characteristics of potential threats. Some of the discrimination systems being evaluated/flight tested for this application require discrimination system payloads to be deployed from carrier vehicles. Maximizing the capability of discrimination systems is critical to identifying the real threats. Incorporation of new payload ejector technologies into payload deployment systems offers the opportunity to significantly decrease the size and weight of the payload carriage/deployment system. Decreasing the size and weight of the payload carriage/deployment system offers the opportunity to increase the payload’s size/weight and discrimination payload’s capability. New payload deployment technologies offer the opportunity to simplify the design and operation of the payload deployment system and offer significant reductions in the size/complexity of the payload deployment system. An integral part of the Phase II program will be functional testing of a subscale discrimination payload in a test tank. The results from this test will be used to validate discrimination payload design assumptions that form the basis of the payload deployment system. The Phase II Discrimination Payload Deployment System program will end with the design/development of a flight ready discrimination payload dispenser.

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