Miniaturized, Low Weight, Low Cost Interceptor Components for the Miniature Kill Vehicle (MKV)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,861.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W9113M-04-P-0056
Award Id:
69481
Agency Tracking Number:
B041-009-0988
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
62 Portland Rd, Kennebunk, ME, 04043
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
132480968
Principal Investigator:
Paul Hurlburt
President
(207) 985-4200
phurlburt@vicustech.com
Business Contact:
Paul Hurlburt
President
(207) 985-4200
phurlburt@vicustech.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The Miniature Kill Vehicle (MKV) will require a source of power to operate target acquisition systems, seeker system and any divert propulsion once it is deployed from the carrier vehicle. The requirements for the MKV are stringent ion terms of allowable mass and space available to locate the MKV subsystems. As a result, novel materials, manufacturing processes, and materials will be required for this application. The proposed effort will develop a conformal power supply that will be charged during the boost phase of the mission and prior to MKV deployment. Conventional batteries and power supplies will not likely fit into the MKV volume The conformal power supply will require rapid charging since it must be accomplished during the boost phase of the intercept and prior to MKV deployment. To facilitate this, a nano-carbon deposited electrode will be demonstrated that permits rapid charging of a conformal ultracapacitor. Testing will be conducted to confirm the rapid capabilities of the capacitor.

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