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Unique Reactive Material Liners for Shaped Charge Jets against Fortified…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
87488
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-028-0896
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Enig Associates, Inc.
4600 East West Hwy Suite 620 Bethesda, MD -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Unique Reactive Material Liners for Shaped Charge Jets against Fortified Structures
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68936-08-C-0042
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 follow-through warhead can push through the target. To maximize effects, the research develops a process used to select reactive materials and/or establishes requirements upon which advanced reactive materials can be based, including base line materials, mixtures variations, as well as new promising combinations. As a means to utilize reactive armors in shaped charge liners, high-strain-rate and equation-of-state properties of selected reactive materials will be characterized. These descriptions will be incorporated within hydrocodes such as CALE and CTH to examine methods to accelerate liners and form jets using reactive materials and penetration dynamics into targets. Phase I will select reactive material candidates, develop several scale-model shaped charge designs, and establish improvements in target perforation relative to a base-line aluminum liners. Phase II will further improve first order HSR and EOS models, refine the selection and design process, fabricate shaped charge liners at scale model size, test liners using flash x-ray coverage and assess wall-breaching capabilities.

Principal Investigator:

Fred I. Grace
Senior Scientist
3016808600
fred.grace@enig.com

Business Contact:

Eric N. Enig
President
3016808600
eric.enig@enig.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ENIG ASSOC., INC.
12501 Prosperity Drive Suite 340 Silver Spring, MD 20904

EIN/Tax ID: 521413415
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No