Low-Cost Autonomous Kinetic Energy (KE) Penetrator Payload for EX 172 Cargo Round

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,997.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00178-03-C-1071
Award Id:
64896
Agency Tracking Number:
N031-1550
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2650 East Foothill Boulevard, Pasadena, CA, 91107
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
195754056
Principal Investigator:
Amish Desai
Senior MEMS Scientist
(626) 792-3000
amish.desai@tanner.com
Business Contact:
Kevin Dinniene
Controller
(626) 792-3000
kevin.dinniene@tanner.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Precision-guided autonomous munitions concepts are immediately adaptable for use in a low-cost kinetic energy penetrator deployed from the EX 172 Cargo Round projectile. Feasibility of implementing an autonomous KE penetrator concept can be demonstratednear-term using gun-hardened micro components developed for exo-atmospheric miniature interceptors. Tanner Research is proposing to integrate MEMS-based spectral seeker and thruster components (using deflagrating energetics) as key enabling technologies toimplement an autonomous KE penetrator. The smart KE penetrator is presumably fired from the upgraded 5

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