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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00178-03-C-1071
Agency Tracking Number: N031-1550
Amount: $69,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
TANNER RESEARCH, INC.
2650 East Foothill Boulevard, Pasadena, CA, 91107
DUNS: 195754056
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Amish Desai
 Senior MEMS Scientist
 (626) 792-3000
 amish.desai@tanner.com
Business Contact
 Kevin Dinniene
Title: Controller
Phone: (626) 792-3000
Email: 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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