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Company Information:

Company Name: DE Technologies Inc.
City: King of Prussia
State: PA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.detk.com
Phone: (610) 270-9700

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,542,676.00 19
SBIR Phase II $8,517,850.00 11

Award List:

The Long Standoff Explosive Gun (LSEG) A Multiple Fragment Launcher

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Maurice E. Grudza
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
General purpose bombs and warheads project fragments of varied mass, geometry, and velocity. Typically, bombs and warheads are too large to enable economical experimental evaluation of fragment effects. A repeatable, effective, easily employed and maintainable system to explosively launch scaled… More

Measurement of Mechanical Properties of Explosives

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. William Flis
Award Amount: $98,865.00
Abstract:
The mechanical properties of explosives control directly their sensitivity due to shock and impact stimuli. The understanding and measurement of these properties are essential for developing insensitive explosives, and in designing hard-target-penetrating munitions. These properties include the… More

Shaped Charge Warhead Effectiveness Simulation Package

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. William Flis
Award Amount: $67,452.00
Abstract:
We proposed to develop a personal-computer-based toolbox for the development of shaped-charge warheads. Given a shaped-charge configuration, this integrated set of analytical codes will predict the characteristics of the projected jet and its penetration and lethality performance in attaching… More

Armored Composite Ammunition Pressure Vessel

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: William Clark
Award Amount: $69,972.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Maurice E Grudza
Award Amount: $549,457.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard Foedinger
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard Foedinger
Award Amount: $599,929.00

Composite Aeroshells with Integral Heat Shield Designs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard Foedinger, Manager, Structures Group
Award Amount: $119,680.00
Abstract:
The Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program proposed herein by DE Technologies, Inc. (DET) will identify and evaluate candidate material systems and manufacturing approaches for integral heatshield/airframe designs. Material and processtrade studies will be performed to identify… More

Composite Aeroshells with Integral Heat Shield Designs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard Foedinger, Manager, Structures Group
Award Amount: $729,810.00
Abstract:
"Advanced hypersonic/hypervelocity guided missile systems such as the Army's Compact Kinetic Energy Missile (CKEM), for example, will be subjected to severe aerodynamic heating loads requiring improved thermal protection systems. Conventional thermalprotection concepts for such structures typically… More

Integrated Thruster/Valve Seat for Divert Attitude Control Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Richard Foedinger, Manager, Structures Group
Award Amount: $69,880.00
Abstract:
"Solid divert attitude control systems (SDACS) for missile defense applications currently employ multiple thrusters welded to rhenium valves to control the direction and duration of thrust. These valves are expensive and time consuming to fabricate and arethe controlling factor for producing a… More

Low Cost, Lightweight Pintle Design for Divert and Attitude Control Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Richard Foedinger, Manager, Structures Group
Award Amount: $69,817.00
Abstract:
Current missile divert and attitude control system designs employ pintles in the nozzle throat to achieve controlled thrust propulsion. The pintle materials must be able to withstand high gas temperatures (>3000 ¿F) and severe thermal/mechanical shockenvironments without excessive erosion. Current… More

The Development of an Optimized Unitary Warhead for the ERGM System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Richard Foedinger, Manager, Structures Group
Award Amount: $69,808.00
Abstract:
A unitary warhead concept for the EX 171 Extended Range Guided Munition (ERGM) gun-fired projectile is proposed that incorporates pre-formed fragments in combination with an integrated composite/metallic casing. The use of pre-formed fragments ensuresoptimal fragment output, while the… More

Life Prediction of Composite Pressure Vessels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Richard Foedinger, Manager, Structures Group
Award Amount: $69,381.00
Abstract:
Stress-rupture is a significant design issue for composite pressure vessels subjected to long term pressurization. The considerable scatter in stress-rupture life exhibited by fiber reinforced composites, coupled with the lack of reliable life predictionmethods, has led to the requirement for low… More

Munitions for Standoff Mine Neutralization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mark Majerus, Program Manager
Award Amount: $720,709.00
Abstract:
Under our Phase I contract, DE Technologies Inc. demonstrated that a small array of shaped charges can neutralize land mines at a safe standoff distance. While the delivery platform is under development under a separate program, DET's has shown that theconcept can fit within the payload volume and… More

Munitions for Standoff Mine Neutralization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mark Majerus, Senior Project Engineer
Award Amount: $119,952.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a shaped-charge warhead for a standoff mine-neutralization system. The mine will be neutralized by the shaped-charge jet projected by the warhead, which will initiate the mine's explosive fill in a detonation or deflagration reactionto rapidly destroy its integrity. The… More

Integrated Thruster/Valve Seat for Divert Attitude Control Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Richard Foedinger, Manager, Structures Group
Award Amount: $969,188.00
Abstract:
High acceleration, low-mass solid divert attitude control systems (SDACS) for missile defense applications employ multiple rhenium thrusters with integrated diverter valve assemblies to control the direction and duration of thrust. These rhenium thrusters, valve seats and valve bodies are expensive… More

Life Prediction of Composite Pressure Vessels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: William Flis, Director of Research
Award Amount: $729,160.00
Abstract:
Stress-rupture life is a significant design issue for fiber reinforced composite pressure vessels subjected to long term pressurization. The considerable scatter in stress-rupture life exhibited by fiber reinforced composites, coupled with the lack of reliable life prediction methods, have led to… More

Automatic Optimization of Warhead Performance Measures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: William Flis, Director of Research
Award Amount: $69,909.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop an improved system for optimizing the design of explosive warheads. Current warhead optimization technique will be advanced on several fronts. The optimization strategy will be modified to take advantage of an abundance of computer power: in each optimization step, "extra"… More

Improved Trajectory Control for Penetration into Soils at 4000 ft/sec

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Lucia Kuhns Shan, Project Engineer
Award Amount: $99,909.00
Abstract:
We propose to investigate two approaches to improve earth-penetrator trajectory stability during high-speed penetration: hardening the nose and cleverly shaping the penetrator. An analytical and computational study will evaluate the merit and potential payoff of each approach, and specific means of… More

Reactive Fiber-Reinforced Composite Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: William J. Flis, Director of Research
Award Amount: $99,817.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop reactive composite materials with sufficient strength and stiffness to serve as warhead fragments and structural missile components. The materials will be composed of an active metal, such as aluminum, in the form of wire or wire-mesh, within a bonding matrix of an… More

Improved Trajectory Control for Penetration into Soils at 4000 ft/sec

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Lucia Shan, Project Engineer
Award Amount: $745,527.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop an earth penetrator with improved shape for trajectory stability during high-speed penetration. Several promising penetrator shaping concepts have been identified in Phase I. Through further analysis, one or two of these will be selected for further development. Penetrator… More

Remote Controlled Mine Neutralizer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mark E. Majerus, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $69,690.00
Abstract:
The Army's SBIR Topic A04-095, Remotely Controlled Neutralization Techniques for Mine Clearance, seeks a system that is able to effectively neutralizations mines, via remote control, in a timely manner. DE Technologies Inc has a suite of munitions that have demonstrated the required neutralization… More

Reactive-Fiber-Reinforced Composites as Structural Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: William J. Flis, Director of Research
Award Amount: $99,423.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop reactive composite materials with sufficient strength and stiffness to serve as structural components for penetrating weapons and other munitions. The composites will consist of two materials that react with each other, in either oxidation-reduction (such as in a thermite) or… More

Novel Wall Penetration Munition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mark E. Majerus, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $69,842.00
Abstract:
The Army's SBIR Topic A04-010, Innovative Wall Penetration Munition, seeks a munition capable of penetrating an 8-inch concrete wall that also features a follow-through effect. DE Technologies Inc herein proposes to investigate the adaptation of their high performance small munitions designs to the… More

Remote Controlled Mine Neutralizer

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Mark E. Majerus, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $729,922.00
Abstract:
DE Technologies proposes herein to modify the shaped charge section of the M430A1 HEDP grenade to effect neutralization of IED, roadside bombs and landmines. Critical to this effort is the adaptation of previously proven techniques to a spinning munition. Other features include the replacement of… More

Fragment Warhead with Reactive Composite Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: William J. Flis, Director of Research
Award Amount: $995,231.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop and demonstrate a fragmentation warhead incorporating high-strength, high-density reactive composite materials as the warhead fragments. The materials will be com-posed of an active metal in the form of wire, wire-mesh, or powder, within a bonding matrix of an oxidizer-rich… More

Two-Material Penetrator Nose for Penetrating Both Sand and Concrete

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William J. Flis, Director of Research
Award Amount: $99,773.00
Abstract:
We propose to improve earth-penetrator performance against layered targets including soils and concrete by determining appropriate materials for a first-stage sand penetrating nose, and optimizing nose geometry for sand penetration. An analytical and/or computational study will narrow the options… More

New 3D Braiding Method with Bidirectional Interlock for Variable Cross Section Preforms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Hoa Lam, Senior Research Engineer – (610) 337-2800
Award Amount: $79,514.00
Abstract:
An innovative 4StepPlus three-dimensional braiding method is proposed for the fabrication of solid nonuniform-cross-section composite fiber preforms. The method allows braid unit cells to be individually activated and deactivated after each braiding cycle using computer numerical control (CNC) for… More

Two-Material Penetrator Nose for Penetrating Sand and Concrete

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: William J. Flis, Director of Research – (610) 337-2800
Award Amount: $749,043.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: We propose to develop a two-part nose for a high-speed penetrator to successfully defeat hardened, deeply buried targets. The outer nose has a special shape that ensures stability of the penetrator's trajectory while penetrating a deep earth or sand overburden, to insure that the… More

3 Dimensional (3D) Braiding of Non-Uniform Solid Cross Sections

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Hoa Lam, Senior Research Engineer – (610) 337-2800
Award Amount: $999,874.00
Abstract:
An innovative"4StepPlus"three-dimensional braiding method is proposed for fabricating composite fiber preforms having solid, non-uniform cross sections. The method allows braid unit cells to be individually activated and deactivated after each braiding cycle for applications where changes… More