Hypersonic Dispense Strategy for Adaptive Pattern Dispersion

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,885.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-08-C-0121
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-029-2520
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
A07-029
Solicitation Number:
2007.2
Small Business Information
THE SENTIENT CORP.
27757 Cricket Lane, Harvest, AL, 35749
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
112625095
Principal Investigator:
Kent Key
President
(256) 705-3810
kentkey@hiwaay.net
Business Contact:
Kent Key
President
(256) 705-3810
kentkey@hiwaay.net
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This effort proposed is tailored for a hypersonic class missile “UAV” to evaluate the opportunity to optimize fragment dispersion as it relates to the engagement geometry and timing uncertainty for threat classes that are intercepted within the atmosphere. Store separation, or in the proposed context, smart dispense of a lethality enhancement device, is extremely difficult to evaluate via analytical means without validating the predicted solutions with ground test. Essentially, the problem is characterized by the canister separation from the UAV, canister blast dynamics, and particle dispersion in a hypersonic flow. Pattern shaping to enhance lethality based on engagement geometry and intercept timing uncertainly is accomplished by independent ignition timing for each of the dispensed canisters.

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