(PKERS) Pat. Pending PROJECTILE KINETIC ENERGY REDUCTION SYSTEM

(PKERS) Pat. Pending PROJECTILE KINETIC ENERGY REDUCTION SYSTEM

(PKERS) Pat. Pending PROJECTILE KINETIC ENERGY REDUCTION SYSTEM Projectile Kinetic Energy Reduction System (PKERS) And Netcentric Sensor Delivery Platforms Presented At the 39th Annual Guns and Ammunition Missiles and Rockets April 13-16, 2004

Thomas C. Welty, PKERS Project Manager United Defense LP (PKERS) PROJECTILE KINETIC ENERGY REDUCTION SYSTEM Discussion Outline: Design Attributes Deployment Methods Subsonic Supersonic Applications Netcentric Sensor Delivery

Testing Aerial Drops NASA Langley Research Center Focus Rapid Prototyping Summary (PKERS) Pat. Pending PROJECTILE KINETIC ENERGY REDUCTION SYSTEM PKERS: Is a platform independent payload delivery system.

Can be released from aircraft or launched from large caliber cannons or mortars. Is a modular design that can be easily integrated with strategic payloads and launchers. Descent velocities can be tailored to achieve survivable landings or specific requirements. PKERS has the necessary elements for guidance. (PKERS) Pat. Pending PROJECTILE KINETIC ENERGY REDUCTION SYSTEM TWO TYPES OF DEPLOYMENT SUBSONIC

SUBSONIC AND SUPERSONIC (PKERS) Pat. Pending PROJECTILE KINETIC ENERGY REDUCTION SYSTEM LAND, AIR AND SEA USE MULTIPLE METHODS AND USES: - ILLUMINATION (White and Infrared) - UAV SIGNAL REPEATER

- AREA DENIAL (Land and Sea) - SONOBUOYS (Advanced Warning) - HYDROPHONE (Advanced Warning) - NASA INSTRUMENT LANDER - AIRBORNE AND SURFACE - POTENTIAL ARMOR AND WEATHER CONDITIONS

PERSONNEL DEFENSE -POTENTIAL GUIDED DESCENT - POTENTIAL POWERED FLIGHT - AIR DROP SENSORS AND SNIFFERS - STATION KEEPING OBSERVER SILENT (PKERS) Pat. Pending

PROJECTILE KINETIC ENERGY REDUCTION SYSTEM EXTENDED APPLICATIONS: VEHICLE AND PERSONNEL SENSORS UAV REPEATER STATIONS AREA DENIAL NON-LETHAL UNATTENDED GROUND SENSORS AIRFORCE HIGH ALTITUDE AIR DROP SENSORS SILENT

(PKERS) Pat. Pending PROJECTILE KINETIC ENERGY REDUCTION SYSTEM OTHER POTENTIAL USES: Unattended Ground Sensors for base perimeter control. Illumination IR and White light rounds. Top attack munitions Thermobaric munitions EMP munitions Shaped charges Reconnascence and Surveillance. RF seekers

Intelligence Battle Damage Assessment (PKERS) Pat. Pending PROJECTILE KINETIC ENERGY REDUCTION SYSTEM Netcentric Sensor Delivery Platform: PKERS provides a platform that can be tailored for delivering strategic sensors via aircraft or launched from large caliber cannons, mortars, or shoulder

launched weapons to uninhabitable, remote locations to complete a seamless digital network of sensors. PKERS NETCENTRIC SONOBUOY (PKERS) Pat. Pending PROJECTILE KINETIC ENERGY REDUCTION SYSTEM Double Click

(PKERS) PROJECTILE KINETIC ENERGY REDUCTION SYSTEM UNATTENDED GROUND SENSORS SONOBUOY PATTERN PKERS DEPLOYED SENSORS SUPPORTING A NETCENTRIC NETWORK (PKERS) PROJECTILE KINETIC ENERGY REDUCTION SYSTEM

Testing: Aerial Drops Stable flight Rotor deployment and functionality Minimal wind drift Rapid prototype test hardware (PKERS) PROJECTILE KINETIC ENERGY REDUCTION SYSTEM Testing: Wind Tunnel Testing has been accomplished for: -Terminal Velocity Is mass dependent and

can be tailor to customer applications and needs. -Spin Rate - Between 215 and 900 Rpm for various applications tested. -Payload Effect A mass increase of 80% only produces a 20% change in terminal velocity. (PKERS) Pat. Pending PROJECTILE KINETIC ENERGY REDUCTION SYSTEM TESTING AT NASA LANGLEY RESEARCH CENTER

Double Click (PKERS) Pat. Pending PROJECTILE KINETIC ENERGY REDUCTION SYSTEM TESTING AT NASA LANGLEY RESEARCH CENTER Double Click (PKERS) Pat. Pending

PROJECTILE KINETIC ENERGY REDUCTION SYSTEM Talley Defense and United Defense L.P. Double Click Window (PKERS) PROJECTILE KINETIC ENERGY REDUCTION SYSTEM Focus: Shoulder Launch SMAW Develop Flight Control 6- DOF Modeling Payload Integration Sensors

Imagers Communications (PKERS) Pat. Pending Pat. Pending PROJECTILE KINETIC ENERGY REDUCTION SYSTEM PKERS HAS BEEN DEVELOPED ENTIRELY USING RAPID PROTOTYPING AND DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURING TECHNIQUES NO HARD TOOLING USED

(PKERS) Pat. Pending PROJECTILE KINETIC ENERGY REDUCTION SYSTEM SUMMARY PKERS: Is a platform independent payload delivery system Can be integrated with existing launch systems Can be tailored for specific missions and flight characteristics Can increase dwell time over targets or areas of interest

Is a platform for strategically delivering payloads supporting a Netcentric Network (PKERS) Pat. Pending PROJECTILE KINETIC ENERGY REDUCTION SYSTEM QUESTIONS?

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