PROPULSION SYSTEM FOR POWERED GRAVITY WEAPON

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8651-13-C-0142
Agency Tracking Number: 99WMN-019a
Amount: $1,025,419.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2099
Solicitation Topic Code: AF99-179
Solicitation Number: 2099.1
Small Business Information
1210 Oakbrook Drive, Ortonville, MI, 48462
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 JOSEPH J KOVASITY
 VICE PRESIDENT
 (248) 625-2990
 jkovasity@tdi-engines.com
Business Contact
 VERN E BROOKS
Title: PRESIDENT
Phone: (248) 625-2990
Email: vbrooks@tdi-engines.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
ABSTRACT: Technical Directions Inc. (TDI) has developed a family of low cost propulsion systems for small air vehicles that will provide all necessary propulsion functions for sustained flight. A turbine-based engine-generator is utilized to provide the vehicle propulsion and all necessary electrical power for onboard functions within a small installed package. A team with representatives from the U. S. Air Force, an aerospace prime contractor, and TDI has been formed to convert this SBIR sponsored propulsion technology to power a gravity weapon in flight. TDI will resize an existing propulsion system to provide the necessary propulsion system features for operation of a newly identified weapon system. Operational prototypes will be designed, built, and tested to confirm full operational capability of the new propulsion system. BENEFIT: This program will provide a general purpose turbojet engine-generator system that will also provide the propulsion for other applications such as missiles, targets, decoys, UAVs, and other small aircraft of a similar size to the subject application for this program.

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