ADVANCED SYSTEMS AND CONCEPTS FOR FUTURE NAVAL WARFARE

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$499,979.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
10322
Agency Tracking Number:
10322
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
9503 Capital View Dr, Austin, TX, 78747
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Jon M Schroeder
(512) 331-9098
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THIS PAPER PROPOSES AN ADVANCED KINETIC ENERGY WEAPONS SYSTEM THAT WILL SUPPORT NAVAL MISSION WORLD WIDE. THE WARFARE CONCEPT IS BASED ON AN ELECTROMAGNETIC LAUNCH CONCEPT WHERE LARGE NUMBERS OF 150 KG PROJECTILES ARE LAUNCHED IN ANTICIPATION OF A CONFLICT. THE PROJECTILES WOULD BE BOOSTED INTO 120 MINUTE ORBITS BY SMALL SOLID ROCKETS. THE PROJECTILES COULD BE CALLED DOWN INDIVIDUALLY BY FORCES UNDER ATTACK BY PROGRAMMING DE-ORBIT BURNS FOR PROJECTILES NEARING THE TARGET. THE PROJECTILES WOULD STEER IN AIR TO IMPACT THE TARGET. THE ABILITY TO BUILD UP AND REDUCE AT WILL, THE STORE OF KINETIC WEAPONS IN LOW EARTH ORBIT COULD HAVE A CHILLING EFFECT ON THE AGGRESSOR BECAUSE THESE WEAPONS WOULD BE VISIBLE WITH FIELD GLASSES AT NIGHT. TECHNOLOGY EXISTS TODAY TO LAUNCH PROJECTILES INTO SPACE, STORE, AND GUIDE THEM INDIVIDUALLY OR IN MASS TO TARGETS ANYWHERE ON EARTH. THE WEAPONS COULD BE USED TO DEFEND SHIPS, AIRCRAFT, AND LAND FORCES SIMULTANEOUS. THE COST TO DEVELOP THIS SYSTEM AND THE TECHNICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS WILL BE DEVELOPED AS WELL AS A METHODOLOGY FOR PLACING A PROTOTYPE SYSTEM IN OPERATION.

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