Miniature Canard"Control Actuation System (MC-CAS) for Low Velocity 40mm Gun Launched Projectiles
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AbstractThere exists a need to improve the lethality of the warfighter at the squad level in addition to improving the warfighters capabilities for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR). Orbital Research proposes to design an innovative Miniature Canard-Control Actuation System (MC-CAS) capable of extending the range of 40mm projectiles to 1000m. In addition to this, Orbital Research will also design and develop a low-cost surveillance system capable of capturing images through an electro-optical or infrared (EO/IR) camera system. During the Phase I program, Orbital will perform preliminary aero analysis on the 40mm projectile integrated with the MC-CAS, design the various subsystems, perform structural analysis to ensure the various subsystems survive gun launch loads and develop GNC algorithms for an autopilot and man-in-the loop system. During the Phase I option, Orbital will perform static wind tunnel tests to more accurately quantify the performance of the 40mm projectile platform along and finally develop a hardware integration plan highlighting the key components to be considered at a system level capable of sustaining high-g loads of setback, set forward, balloting, low cost, long shelf life and extreme operating conditions.
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