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HEAVY-METAL SELF-FORGING-FRAGMENT WARHEAD DEVELOPMENT

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
8525
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
8525
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 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: HEAVY-METAL SELF-FORGING-FRAGMENT WARHEAD DEVELOPMENT
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $74,974.00
 

Abstract:

THE INCREASED EFFECTIVENESS OF MODERN ADVANCED ARMORS HAS CALLED FOR MORE PERFORMANCE FROM EXISTING CONVENTIONAL WARHEADS. ONE WAY TO ADDRESS THIS CHALLENGE IS THROUGH THE USE OF HIGH-DENSITY MATERIALS AS SELF-FORGING FRAGMENT (SFF) LINERS. THE BENEFIT OF SUCH MATERIALS IS INCREASED PENETRATION INTO THE TARGET. SEVERAL HIGH-DENSITY METALS INCLUDING TANTALUM (P = 16.6 G/CC), DEPLETED URANIUM (DU) (P = 19.1 G/CC), AND TUNGSTEN (P = 19.3 G/CC) HAVE BEEN TRIED IN THIS APPLICATION, BUT TUNGSTEN HAS A NUMBER OF ADVANTAGES. TUNGSTEN HAS A VERY HIGH DENSITY AND IS NON-RADIOLOGICAL AND NON-TOXIC. RECENT WORK HAS SHOWN THAT IT IS POSSIBLE TO PROCESS TUNGSTEN IN A COLD-FORGING OPERATION, WHICH IS QUITE ATTRACTIVE FROM A PRODUCTION STANDPOINT. PRELIMINARY APPLICATION TO SHAPE-CHARGE LINERS HAS ALSO SHOWN SATISFACTORY RESULTS. THEREFORE, WE PROPOSE TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING TUNGSTEN, DERIVED FROM A PRODUCTION-TYPE PROCESS, IN AN SFF LINER.

Principal Investigator:

Robert d ciccarelli
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