Hybrid Micro Missile for Small Aircraft Self Protection

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,997.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-04-M-1644
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-227-2593
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
195754056
Principal Investigator:
Michael Emerling
Senior Scientist
(626) 792-3000
michael.emerling@tanner.com
Business Contact:
Kevin Dinniene
Controller
(626) 792-3000
kevin.dinniene@tanner.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Tanner Research proposes to develop a hit-to-kill micro missile concept, for small UAV self-protection, that adapts micro-scale missile technologies being developed for use in gun-launched autonomous projectiles. A nominal airframe, similar in size and aerodynamic characteristics to a gun-launched 25mm APFSDS-T projectile, will be used as a baseline on which micro miniaturized missile component technology can be integrated for fin stabilized 6-DOF testing. Tanner's airframe integration of micro-scale enabling technologies includes the spectral seeker system, rocket motor propulsion, maneuver control components and lethality enhancing reactive materials. The objective is to demonstrate concept feasibility of integrating micro-scale components developed for a similar use in low-cost format. The micro missile, when alerted by missile warning sensor (MWS), will detect a threat spectrally in the seeker field of view (FOV), execute a launch, and guide autonomously into a hit-to-kill intercept. Missile seeker and GN&C, developed under parallel SBIR, center the threat in the FOV for hit-to-kill intercept using embedded micro thrusters for maneuver control. Projected cost of micro missile: about $1000-to-$10,000 per device.

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