Counter-Mortar Projectile and Gun-Launch System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,998.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W9113M-07-C-0011
Award Id:
77405
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-207-3560
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
825 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA, 91016
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
195754056
Principal Investigator:
ThomasBartolac
Senior Scientist
(626) 471-9700
tom.bartolac@tanner.com
Business Contact:
KevinDinniene
Controller
(626) 471-9778
kevin@tanner.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Tanner Research (TR) and Radiance Technologies (RT) propose to implement a medium-caliber gun-launched counter-mortar projectile. The team's 20-to-40 mm projectile concept will integrate a semi-active laser (SAL) seeker system on a reactive material airframe. The `reactive' projectile relies on contact fuzing with the incoming threat for enhanced lethality but has self-destruct fuzing to minimize collateral damage. Tanner's micro-scale SAL seeker with Radiance guidance and control (G&C) sensor processing of target data is used to drive a piezoelectric-actuated fin subsystem that delivers 10-to-25 "g" of lateral force maneuver control authority (MCA). A miniature COTS thermal battery powers the seeker, G&C processor, MCA fin actuation and the high voltage contact/self-destruct fuzing. Tanner's MEMS-based inertial igniter initiating the pyrotechnic thermal battery provides gun-launch safe separation functionality by closing a 1000-to-50000 "g" setback hypergolic switch. Tanner and Radiance will leverage ongoing sensor programs to provide 360º detection and pinpoint alert/cue accuracy vis-à-vis the incoming threat munitions' intercept azimuth and elevation. The proposed 20/40 mm projectile, with SAL-seeker, will be gun-launched from the advanced crew-served weapon (ACSW) system or the Mk19 grenade machinegun. Importantly, both ACSW/Mk19 systems have 3-to-5 µm thermal optics and 1064 nm laser rangefinder needed during endgame hand-off for man-in-the-loop detection, laser designation and incoming threat intercept/destruction.

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