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INSENSITIVE MUNITIONS CONTAINERS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
8523
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
8523
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Dyna East Corp.
3620 Horizon Drive King Of Prussia, PA 19406
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: INSENSITIVE MUNITIONS CONTAINERS
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

CURRENT NAVY MUNITION CONTAINERS PROVIDE INADEQUATE PROTECTION FROM A WIDE SPECTRUM OF THREATS. THIS LACK OF PROTECTION MAY RESULT IN DETONATION OF THE SHIP'S MAGAZINE. CURRENT MUNITION CONTAINER DESIGNS MUST MEET REQUIREMENTS FOR VIBRATION, ENVIRONMENT, HANDLING, MAINTAINABILITY, SIZE, AND WEIGHT, BUT DO NOT ADDRESS INSENSITIVEMUNITION PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS OF PROTECTION AGAINST FRAGEMENT/BULLET IMPACT AND SYMPATHETIC DETONATION. OUR GOAL IS TO REDUCE THE PROBABILITY OF A DETONATION/EXPLOSION OF THE MUNITION WHILE STORED IN THE CONTAINER. A COST-EFFECTIVE AND TIMELY SOLUATION TO THIS TECHNICAL CHALLENGE CAN BE OBTAINED BY INTEGRATING MODERN ARMOR MATERIAL TECHNOLOGY AND SYMPATHETIC DETONATION PROTECTION SYSTEMS INTO THE DESIGN OF THE MUNITION CONTAINERS. BASED ON RECENT TESTING DYNA EAST PERFORMED FOR FMC AND MARTIN MARIETTA, AND PRELIMINARY REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE, SEVERAL INNOVATIVE DESIGNS APPEAR PROMISING. BOTH FMC AND MARTIN MARIETTA, PRIME MANUFACTURERS OF THE VLS AND OTHER WEAPON CONTAINER SYSTEMS, HAVE AGREED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROPOSAL PROGRAM. THEIR EXPERTISE WILL BE SOUGHT RESPECT TO MANUFACTURABILITY, SYSTEM COST AND GENERAL FEASIBILITY OF APPROACH. IN THIS PROGRAM WE WILL INTEGRATE ADVANCED CALCULATIONAL METHODS AND TEST TECHNIQUES TO PROVIDE THE NAVY WITH NOT ONLY IMPROVED CONTAINER CONFIGURATIONS DESIGNS BUT AN IMPROVED DESIGN METHODOLOGY.

Principal Investigator:

Dr William J Flis
2153864884

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Dyna East Corp.
3201 Arch St - 3rd Fl Philadelphia, PA 19104

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