MKV Restraint And Dispense System Technology Demonstration

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$1,000,000.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
HQ0006-07-C-7640
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:
Ben Zimmerman
Development Engineer
(425) 487-4020
ben.zimmerman@systima.com
Business Contact:
Tom Prenzlow
General Manager
(425) 487-4020
tom.prenzlow@systima.com
Research Institution:
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. The flight tests will be performed using an MKV dispenser system design updated to match the latest MKV system design. This 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 flight performance of the dispenser matches the performance observed during ground tests and it provides additional confidence that the dispense system is ready for integration with the CV and KV flight test hardware.

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