Multi-Object Payload Deployment

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-16-C-7535
Agency Tracking Number: B152-018-0047
Amount: $139,994.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA15-018
Solicitation Number: 2015.2
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-12-18
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-12-20
Small Business Information
62 Johnny Cake Hill, Aquidneck Corporate Park, Middletown, RI, 02842
DUNS: 072118748
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mr. Andrew Delisle
 (401) 847-2260
Business Contact
 Mrs. Elizabeth Goetz-Patridge
Phone: (401) 847-2260
Research Institution
Technological advances have facilitated weapons systems capable of simultaneously supporting multiple missions leading to cost efficiencies and greater operational flexibility.Future systems capable of deploying multiple payloads from a single missile will enable various targets to be attacked with a single launch allowing more efficient use of limited and valuable resources.For such a system to work as anticipated, positive control and equipment safety of the weapons multiple payloads is critical.SEA CORP proposes the use of commercial off the shelf (COTS) automotive air bag inflators as the energetics source to release and impulse the payload from its stowed position.Inflators feature high power density, small volume, high reliability, a broad manufacturing base, clean gas output, and strict quality standards making them ideal, cost-effective candidates for applications requiring minimally-sized, power-efficient energetics packages.SEA CORP has successfully adapted inflators to launch and restrain weapons and other projectiles and to perform mechanical work and can effectively tune the inflators to conform to minimal exit velocities and maximum acceleration forces.This ensures equipment safety and effectiveness.SEA CORP only works with inflator vendors with impeccable quality and safety records and uses a different type of device than those subject to recent industry recalls.(Approved for Public Release 15-MDA-8482 (17 November 15))

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