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IAI to develop a Canard Actuation System Design Tool for the Army

The U.S. Army aims to develop leap-ahead munitions, Improvised Explosive Device (IED)-defeat products, and towable artillery systems to increase the combat power of ground troops. Canard flight control surfaces are an effective technology to improve the overall performance and effectiveness of munitions systems. Embedded Canard Actuation Systems (CAS) require new actuation mechanisms that are scalable across multiple caliber systems and can be applied to new projectile designs. IAI, and its collaborators at the University of Maryland, will develop a Canard Actuation System design tool to facilitate the CAS system design process. The product of the program will be based on an integrated multidisciplinary approach that will couple aerodynamics, structures, dynamics, and controls considerations. This tool will enable an in-depth, physical understanding of CAS designs that are easily scalable, lightweight and affordable for munitions and other flight control applications.

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Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) is a technology innovation company headquartered in Rockville, MD. We specialize in providing advanced technology solutions and R&D services to federal agencies, and corporations throughout the United States and internationally. Leveraging agile R&D processes, a multi-disciplinary collaborative environment, and its substantial intellectual property portfolio, IAI excels in developing concepts into market-focused products and customer-driven solutions. IAI’s core R&D areas include: Air Traffic Management, Big Data and Social Media Analytics, Control and Signal Processing, Cyber Security, Education and Training Technologies, Health Technologies, Modeling and Simulation, Networks and Communications, Robotics, and Sensor Systems. For more information on IAI, please visit

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