Summaries - Office of Research & Innovation
Back New Technologies for Advanced Strategic Missiles Systems
|Division||Graduate School of Engineering & Applied Science|
|Department||Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering|
|Investigator(s)||Brophy, Christopher M.|
|Sponsor||Strategic Systems Program (Navy)|
The intent of this project is as follows: Determine feasibility of utilizing new propellants, such as NASA/Purdue ALICE or advanced CL-20 based composite propellants, for use in submarine launched missile applications and their applicability to any high performance missile. This effort will also investigate the utilization of trapped ball TVC designs for use in strategic systems, possibly in the current systems (as a life extension) or next generation submarine launched missiles. The implementation of new processes and/or materials associated with these designs that could be used to build a submarine launched missile nozzle with TVC capability will also be considered and investigated.
Pending the results of the above tasks, if possible, engineering models (Matlab) will be developed using results from the research. It is anticipated that these new approaches would significantly enhance the prediction capabilities required to meet the stringent environmental and operational requirements. A preliminary analysis of the safety issues associated with any new approach will also be reported. Since other groups and facilities are also engaged in related research activities, the appropriateness of leveraging and supplementing other efforts and resources at these facilities will also be considered.
A report will be provided with results and recommendations. This effort is to begin immediately and be completed by 30 Sept 2011.
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