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Automatic Optimization of Warhead Performance Measures

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
68070
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-2999
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
DE Technologies Inc.
100 Queens Drive King of Prussia, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Automatic Optimization of Warhead Performance Measures
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15QKN-04-C-1050
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" simultaneous warhead-performance computations will be performed to: 1) explore a larger domain of the design space; 2) reduce the effects of numerical noise; and 3) compute higher-order derivatives of the objective function. This will allow more rapid achievement of design goals. For each type of warhead, we will establish a set of intermediate warhead-performance quality measures that are specific to that warhead's ultimate performance goals; special post-processing software will be developed to evaluate these objective functions from hydrocode output. This will ensure that an optimization successfully results in optimal performance of the warhead against its intended targets.

Principal Investigator:

William Flis
Director of Research
6102709700
flis@detk.com

Business Contact:

Robert Ciccarelli
Vice President, Engineeri
6102709700
ciccarelli@detk.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

DE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
3620 Horizon Drive King of Prussia, PA 19406

EIN/Tax ID: 232728684
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No