Actuator Characterization of Man Portable Precision Maneuver Concepts

Report No. ARL-TR-6841
Authors: Frank Fresconi; Ilmars Celmins; Bryant Nelson
Date/Pages: March 2014; 26 pages
Abstract: This report examines maneuvering a man-portable precision projectile. A class of innovative maneuver concepts that relies on rotational actuation for small diameter, high spin rate, gun-launched projectiles is proposed. The performance of the actuation technology associated with this class of maneuver concepts is addressed. Actuator experiments conducted over a variety of conditions validate dynamic models of the actuator and supply the data necessary for model parameter estimation. Actuator performance metrics of spin rate response, friction, and power requirements were derived from the data. This study indicates that this class of maneuver concepts can be driven with these actuators. These results enable actuator design and multidisciplinary simulation of refined maneuver concepts for a specific application.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: March 1, 2014