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Fragment Warhead with Reactive Composite Materials

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
70381
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N042-903-0554
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Fragment Warhead with Reactive Composite Materials
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-06-C-0069
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 polymer. High strength and stiffness will be achieved by reinforcement with wire, fibers, and nanofibers. Material strength and density enable the fragment to survive explosive launch and increase its penetrating power. The reactivity of the material delivers significant thermal energy release in impacts and explosions. This energy provides increased lethality, especially in neutralizing explosive-containing munitions, such as rockets, artillery, and mortars. BENEFITS: The developed materials will enhance the lethality and reduce the size and weight of fragment and penetrating warheads for attacking various targets.

Principal Investigator:

William J. Flis
Director of Research
6102709700
flis@detk.com

Business Contact:

Robert D. Ciccarelli
Vice President
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