Low Shock Stage Separation System For The KEI

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$749,628.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W9113M-07-C-0047
Agency Tracking Number:
053-0221
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA05-024
Solicitation Number:
2005.3
Small Business Information
SYSTIMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
1832 180th St. SE, Bothell, WA, 98012
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
086581902
Principal Investigator:
Hunter Golden
Sr. Mechnical Engineer
(425) 487-4020
hunter.golden@systima.com
Business Contact:
Tom Prenzlow
General Manager
(425) 487-4020
tom.prenzlow@systima.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The Kinetic Energy Interceptor is under severe aerodynamic, thermal, and self induced loading during rocket motor staging events. Aerodynamic forces, propulsion spikes, and explosive separation events can induce unrecoverable pitching moments or damaging shock levels on sensitive payload components. Systima has designed a low-shock, missile stage release system combined with an active (pyrotechnically driven) stage separation system. The Systima low-shock, stage separation system provides a rigid missile stage joint and yet allows stage separation to occur under aerodynamic environments not practical with conventional separation systems. Systima Technologies, Inc. (Systima), has teamed with San Diego Composites (SDC) and CRAFT Tech. to design/develop the low-shock stage separation system. Systima is responsible for the overall program and the design/development of the stage separation of the system. SDC is responsible for evaluating, designing, and developing lightweight and rigid composite missile stage joint structures. CRAFT Tech is performing comprehensive Computational Fluid Dynamics analysis to define separation system requirements and verify stage separation performance characteristics. The program includes fabrication and test of a full size, stage separation system. The end point of the Phase II program is a verified stage separation design along with the necessary test results for direct insertion into the KEI program.

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