Low Drag 2.75 Inch Rocket and Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) Launchers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-11-C-0038
Agency Tracking Number: N111-018-1316
Amount: $79,272.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N111-018
Solicitation Number: 2011.1
Small Business Information
519 West Second Street, P.O. Box 360, Essington, PA, -
DUNS: 002266609
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Fred Piasecki
 Chief Technology Officer
 (610) 521-5700
Business Contact
 John Piasecki
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (610) 521-5700
Email: piasecki_jw@piasecki.com
Research Institution
The proposal describes a solution to the challenge presented in SBIR Topic N111-018 for a Low Drag 2.75 Inch Rocket and Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) Launchers. The Phase I approach is to develop and validate through prototype engineering, a Low Drag 2.75"Launcher. PiAC will hypothesize different approaches to respond to the topic requirement, namely our concept 60X4006 Low Weight Low Drag, (LWLD) 4-shot, and 60X4008 Low Weight Low Drag (LWLD) 19-shot launchers. PiAC will develop a trade study matrix effort on differing drag reduction approaches. Decision metrics will be developed and applied to arrive at an appropriate down-select from the trade study concepts. The final solution will be compatible with the LAU-61/68 systems for complete mechanical interoperability. The resulting Phase I effort will feed a Wind Tunnel test to validate the Weight and Drag Savings. Additionally, the ability of the launcher to be fabricated will be studied under Phase I. The best solution from the trade studies will be the basis for the follow on Phase II research.

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