Low-Cost Hit-to-Kill Munitions for Anti-Mortar, Anti-Rocket, Anti-Missile Capability

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-04-M-0376
Agency Tracking Number: N042-903-0602
Amount: $99,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-903
Solicitation Number: 2004.2
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
 Michael Emerling
 Scientist
 (626) 792-3000
 michael.emerling@tanner.com
Business Contact
 Kevin Dinniene
Title: Controller
Phone: (626) 792-3000
Email: kevin.dinniene@tanner.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Tanner Research proposes to modify an existing missile or munition, embedding an autonomous hit-to-kill intercept capability, to develop near-term a counter-munition to defeat incoming low-cost ballistic threats like mortar, rocket and missile attacks. The significant technical challenge is to develop both low-cost detect and intercept guidance, and hit-to-kill maneuverability in an autonomous kinetic energy format. Tanner Research, working with Raytheon Missile Systems, will adapt an existing imaging sensor used to detect `coming-at-you' threats, for use as a micro-scale seeker system in a hit-to-kill application. The guidance and control (G&C) commands will be inferred from an existing moving point target detection and sensor-processing (SP) algorithm, and used to implement hit-to-kill maneuverability using existing micro thrusters or gas-actuated canard fins. Enhanced lethality on impact can be gained by using a reactive material airframe. Tanner's objective is to adapt component technologies that will integrate generically with any of several Navy munition platforms, including: ground-launched 2.75-inch rocket as a variant of the air-launched LOGIR; or, the shoulder-launched imaging sensor munition. Both are being developed at China Lake.

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