Gun-Launched Projectile/Arizona Glider (AG) Design Concept as an ERGM and Reusable Launch Munition (RLM) Vehicle
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7430 E. Stetson Drive Suite 205, Scottsdale, AZ, 85251
Ping Chih Chen
Abstract"The total project objective is to develop a projectile thatextends its range without a rocket motor via optimal oblique-wingaerodynamic gliding. It should weigh about as much as theExtended Range Guided Munition (ERGM), have the same length, mustsurvive the same g-load (~12,500 g's), and have a warhead volumethat is 20% greater than the ERGM.. Its goal is to achieve thethreshold range of 63 nm, preferably 100 nm, within ten minutes.The Phase II deliverable is a paper preliminary/detailed designofa gun-launched Arizona Glider (GLAG or AG).The phase II effort includes: 1) Down-select a well-defined AGconfiguration; 2) Intensive CFD computation to establish a viableaerodynamic database; 3) Complete preliminary and detailed designphases for the AG in which component designs such as wingattachment/actuation, control surface and smart actuation, andg-hardening must be resolved.; 4) Fully develop a 6 DOFsimulationprogram to assess the AG performance. The phase II option willbeto set up plans and design AG models for wind tunnel test anddroptests in preparation for phase III.The ZONA team consists of ZONA Technology, CAES, AeroVironment,and OSU, a versatile, well-experienced team that will workcloselywith NSWC personnel to achieve the challenging goal.BENEFITS:The Arizona Glider (AG) design, once further developed in Phase II, will enhance its potential in being a unique gun-launched guided projectile with an extended range of 100nm withi
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