Multifunctional MEMS-based Safe & Arm Device Fully Integrated with an Arm Fire Device

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$849,992.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W9113M-04-C-0119
Solitcitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Number:
2003.1
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award Year:
2004
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
031-0535
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA03-091
Small Business Information
TANNER RESEARCH, INC.
2650 East Foothill Boulevard, Pasadena, CA, 91107
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
195754056
Principal Investigator
 Amish Desai
 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
Tanner Research has over 3-years experience with MEMS-based out-of-line S&A design and fabrication, including the development of embedded micro detonators, micro initiators and digitally controlled micro thrusters. The proposed work will address the problem of having seven (7) different macro-scale pyrotechnic devices in use within the THAAD missile system to provide rocket motor ignition and other energetics-actuated functionality. Tanner Research, with Pacific Scientific and Lockheed-Martin technical support, propose to develop a miniaturized pyrotechnic igniter device that is fully MIL-STD 1901A compliant. The proposed device will have the requisite S&A functionality being provided by an embedded micro-scale interrupter that is actuated electrically. The miniature S&A/AF igniter device, with embedded ignition interrupter, will be fabricated at Pacific Scientific for use by Lockheed-Martin within the THAAD missile system as a generic replacement component for all pyrotechnic igniter S&A devices. The proposed program will significantly reduce size, weight and cost of pyrotechnic igniters by about 90%.

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