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Company Information:

Company Name: Enig Associates, Inc.
City: Bethesda
State: MD
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.enig.com
Phone: (301) 680-8600

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,925,188.00 24
SBIR Phase II $9,905,828.00 12

Award List:

MODELING OF THERMAL HOT SPOTS IN THE SHOCK-TO-DETONATION TRANSITION IN ENERGETIC MATERIALS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr julius w enig
Award Amount: $49,547.00
Abstract:
This project is aimed at providing a more physically-based model of the effects of the creation of thermal hot spots and their subsequent reaction (explosion) on the shock-to-detonation transition in heterogeneous explosives. this work would provide understanding of explosives/propellants… More

DYNAMICS OF SHOCKWAVE DISTRUCTION OF KIDNEY STONES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: William S Filler
Award Amount: $49,947.00
Abstract:
A new, proposed sector shock lithotripsy (ssl) technique will be compared directly with an elliptic focused shock (fs) device representative of the most widely used clinical shock wave source. the pressure field patterns and performance against simulated and human kidney stones in water will be… More

A NEW LITHOTRIPSY CONCEPT: SECTOR SHOCK BEAMING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: William S Filler
Award Amount: $49,885.00
Abstract:
A new, extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy technique employing spherical sector shock waves will be evaluated with respect to pulverizing human kidney stones and decreasing tissue damage. experimental comparisons will be made with a commercial-like elliptic reflector-type, focused shock system.… More

HIGH-RESOLUTION CALCULATIONS IN GAS DYNAMICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Jacob Krispin
Award Amount: $49,933.00

HIGH-RESOLUTION CALCULATIONS IN GAS DYNAMICS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Jacob Krispin
Award Amount: $231,583.00
Abstract:
Two approaches are possible for obtaining numerical solutions to steady flow problems in aerodynamics. one may solve the unsteady equations (either time accurately or not)with an initial guess; or, the steady equations may be solved directly. for those situations (e.g., missile aerodynamics,… More

Design of a MAHEM Shaped Charge Warhead

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. D. John Pastine
Award Amount: $49,996.00

High-Resolution Solutions to Stiff, Chemically Reacting Flow Fields

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jacob Krispin
Award Amount: $49,770.00

Design of a MAHEM Shaped Charge Warhead

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. D. John Pastine
Award Amount: $258,500.00
Abstract:
We describe our novel conceptof a magnetohydrodynamic explosive munition (MAHEM) and apply it to the design of a shaped charge. The MAHEM is an explosive warhead that utilizes magnetohydrodynamic effects to transfer the "global" explosive energy (that is mainly wasted in a conventional warhead) at… More

MAHEM Explosives Generator Concept Demonstration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $177,000.00

Energetics of Late Chemical Reactions of Metals in Nonideal Underwater Detonations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Julius W. Enig
Award Amount: $98,771.00

Energetics of Late Chemical Reactions of Metals in Nonideal Underwater Detonations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Julius W. Enig
Award Amount: $599,648.00
Abstract:
Although nonideal explosives are rapidly becoming the workhorses of the military services and industry, they are, as yet, poorly understood. In Phase I, we will begin to model the behavior of these explosives based on a new physical model of the fundamental reaction processes and on the most… More

Equations of State of Unreacted Explosives and Propellants for Initiation Modeling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Julius W. Enig
Award Amount: $69,325.00
Abstract:
The proposed project involves the derivation of accurate E, P, V and T, P, V equations of state of unreacted explosives, which are needed, e.g., in order to calculate temperature-dependent reaction kinetics and thermal explosion times for use in modeling the formation, ignition, and subsequent… More

Innovative Aimable Missile Warhead Kill Mechanisms

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: D. Pastine
Award Amount: $98,781.00
Abstract:
Enig Associates, Inc. will conduct an analysis that will conclude with the preliminary design of an aimable prototype MAHEM warhead for an AAM/SAM. The prototype will be designed to produce metal ejecta with energy and/or velocity well in excess of the capabilities of a conventional munition of… More

Modeling Enhanced Energy Release in Turbulent Exothermic Flows in Closed Chambers by an Inverse Meth

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Jay M. Solomon
Award Amount: $99,897.00
Abstract:
Toward understanding how turbulent mixing with air of detonation products of fuel-rich explosives results in further combustion of the detonation products and, therefore, enhanced lethality, we first consider an exothermic reaction of a premixed fuel/oxidizer in a closed vessel in the limit of zero… More

Energetics of Shock-Induced Reactions in Non-Explosive Mixtures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: D. John Pastine
Award Amount: $69,300.00
Abstract:
Many chemical reactions are so highly exothermic that they produce energies which, on a volume and weight basis, are comparable to or exceed those produced by TNT. The Al/oxidizer (the basis of thermite) and Ti/C reactions are two good examples. Although producing much heat, this class of… More

Equations of State of Unreacted Explosives and Propellants for Initiation Modeling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Julius W. Enig
Award Amount: $598,566.00
Abstract:
The proposed project involves the derivation of accurate E, P, V and T, P, V equations of state of unreacted explosives, which are needed, e.g., in order to calculate temperature-dependent reaction kinetics and thermal explosion times for use in modeling the formation, ignition, and subsequent… More

Energetics of Shock-Induced Reactions in Non-Explosive Mixtures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: D. John Pastine
Award Amount: $598,739.00
Abstract:
Many chemical reactions are so highly exothermic that they produce energies which, on a volume and weight basis, are comparable to or exceed those produced by TNT. The Al/oxidizer (the basis of thermite) and Ti/C reactions are two good examples. Although producing much heat, this class of… More

New Penetrator Technology Against Deep, Hardened Targets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: D John Pastine
Award Amount: $99,928.00

Use of RF Emissions from Chemical Explosions for BDI/BDA of Attacks on Underground Hard Targets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: D. John Pastine, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $99,899.00
Abstract:
A method is proposed for distinguishing between explosive detonations in air, underground, and in underground chambers, and for estimating the chamber size by analyzing the electromagnetic signatures at a distance from each of these points of detonation.The method is an extension of a previous… More

Interpreting RF Radiation from Interceptor/Targets for Missile Kill Assessment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: D.John Pastine, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $69,884.00
Abstract:
"A methodology is proposed through which the radiative output of distant high intercept speed (>Mach 7) collisions between pairs of solid bodies may be used to evaluate the results of such collisions in terms of the subsequent status of the impacted bodies.Based on a theoretical model developed at… More

Unique Model of Plume RF Signatures for Missile Detection, Identification, Characterization, and Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Julius W. Enig, President
Award Amount: $99,952.00
Abstract:
"To provide the Air Force with new space-borne intelligence gathering techniques for the detection, identification, characterization, and tracking (DICT) of hostile ballistic and cruise missiles and other advanced systems, we propose innovative and uniquephysical models that allow for the… More

Interpreting RF Radiation from Interceptor/Targets for Missile Kill Assessment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: D. John Pastine, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $749,101.00
Abstract:
Distant high intercept speed (>Mach 7) collisions between missiles produce RF radiation which if detectable by sensors could produce information about the impact and post-impact stages if the radiation signatures were interpretable. But this can onlyoccur with the aid of a physical model that… More

A Unique Model of RF Radiation for Detecting and Characterizing a Missile Ground Launch

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: D. John Pastine, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $69,983.00
Abstract:
A new, unique, and innovative theoretical model is proposed to provide the MDA with the ability to detect and interpret the RF signature resulting from the interaction of the initial, unsteady rocket plume formation with the surrounding air and launch padduring the initial launch phase. Preliminary… More

Unique Model of Plume RF Signatures for Missile Detection, Identification, Characterization, and Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Julius W. Enig
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
To provide the MDA with new space-borne intelligence-gathering passive-sensing techniques for the detection, identification, characterization, and tracking (DICT) of hostile ballistic and cruise missiles and other advanced systems, we are expanding our unique physical models that allow for the… More

Multiphysics Modeling of High Voltage Explosive Flux Compression Generators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Harold L. Rappaport, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $99,968.00
Abstract:
A program to investigate flux compression generator internal voltage intolerance is proposed. This study will coordinate flux compression generator simulations with gas breakdown theory and simulations. The goal of this work is to show that careful modeling of this system can reproduce the… More

Enhanced Magnetic Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Cesar J. Monzon, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $69,924.00
Abstract:
We propose a new communications technology based on exploiting of the characteristics of propagation of evanescent waves, which typically are the non propagating part of the field. Here we demonstrate that evanescent fields do acquire semi-propagating characteristics in the presence of losses. In… More

Unique Reactive Material Liners for Shaped Charge Jets against Fortified Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Fred I. Grace, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $79,758.00
Abstract:
This proposal addresses the use of reactive materials in a tandem warhead system to enhance wall-breaching capability for targets of concrete and rock. In the system, a precursor shaped charge jet contains reactive material that conditions the target during the penetration process so that the… More

Multiphysics Modeling of High Voltage Explosive Flux Compression Generators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Harold Rappaport, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $1,874,773.00
Abstract:
Continuation of a program to investigate flux compression generator (FCG) internal voltage intolerance is proposed. The goal will be to develop feasible concepts for greatly increasing FCG internal voltage tolerance and implement the new concept in device simulations. Phenomena to be considered… More

Heat Rejection at Low Air Density for Very High Altitude Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Robert Terry, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $111,142.00
Abstract:
High altitudes both make heat rejection difficult and impose power plant constraints that add significant waste heat to be rejected. The result is a challenging transport problem we can most effectively attack by making use of the longer mean free paths at stratospheric altitudes and the short… More

Novel Light-weight Warhead for Breaching and Destroying Hardened Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Fred Grace, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $119,908.00
Abstract:
Enig Associates, Inc. is proposing an innovative and novel electrical approach, using pulsed power to convert explosive chemical energy into lethal jets to attack MOUT targets when fired from light weapons. The device is in the form of a precursor warhead optimized to maximize cavity diameter in… More

ALEGRA-MHD Applications to Solid Liner MTF/MIF Confinement Concepts

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: William Miner, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,698.00
Abstract:
Recent advances in pulsed power and the ability to create long-lived stable target plasmas have made Magnetized Target Fusion (MTF) an attractive alternative to Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) and Magnetic Confinement Fusion (MCF). We propose to use the ALEGRA code to model solid liner MTF… More

Electromagnetic Explosive Warhead (EMEW) for Scalable Lethal and Nonlethal Effects

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Y.b. Kim, Vice President/Sen. Res. – (301) 680-8600
Award Amount: $69,998.00
Abstract:
Enig Associates, Inc., a woman-owned, small business providing advanced modeling and simulation capabilities to the DoD and DoE, is proposing an innovative and novel electrical approach, using explosive-driven flux compression generators (FCG) to convert explosive chemical energy to electromagnetic… More

Heat Rejection at Low Air Density for Very High Altitude Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Robert Terry, Senior Scientist – (301) 680-8600
Award Amount: $749,786.00
Abstract:
The modeling of our heat transfer concepts and the examination of experimental test configurations has led to a test device comprised of several elements: a thermoelectric cooling and power conditioning stage, a waveform generation stage, and a pulsed discharge cooler stage. The proposed Phase II… More

Novel Light-weight Warhead for Breaching and Destroying Hardened Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Fred Grace, Senior Research Scientist – (301) 680-8600
Award Amount: $1,474,444.00
Abstract:
ENIG proposes an innovative and novel approach, using pulsed power to convert explosive chemical energy into lethal jets to attack MOUT targets when fired from light weapons. The device is in the form of a precursor warhead optimized to maximize cavity diameter in brick and concrete targets so that… More

Electromagnetic Explosive Warhead (EMEW) for Scalable Lethal and Nonlethal Effects

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Yil-Bong Kim, Senior Scientist – (301) 680-8600
Award Amount: $1,843,688.00
Abstract:
Enig Associates, Inc., a small business providing advanced modeling and simulation capabilities to the DoD and DoE, is proposing an innovative and novel electrical approach, using explosive-driven flux compression generators (FCG) to convert explosive chemical energy to electromagnetic energy with… More

Advanced Electromagnetic Warhead for C-RAM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Fred I. Grace, Senior Scientist – (301) 680-8600
Award Amount: $99,994.00
Abstract:
This research considers combinations of emerging technologies to provide an advanced warhead to be used in a C-RAM role. The warhead is used as a counter measure to attack and detonate incoming mortar rounds at safe distance from friendly troops. The warhead produces enhanced blast waves of such… More