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Enhanced Payloads Based on Advanced Hi-therm Materials

Award Information

Department of Defense
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
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Program Year/Program:
1996 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
General Sciences, Incorporated
205 Schoolhouse Road Souderton, PA 18964-2416
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1996
Title: Enhanced Payloads Based on Advanced Hi-therm Materials
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $98,851.00


On-going developmental programs have produced munitions systems which are capable of penetrating and functioning within hardened fixed ground targets. They are equipped with high explosive and fragmenting warheads to achieve target defeat but in the process produce unaccceptable target venting and agent dispersal. The need exists for a warhead payload which can effectively defeat chemical and biological agents, is capable of being weaponized within current and developmental munitions delivery platforms and operational use requrements and scenarios, and does not suffer from collateral damage shortcomings. General Sciences, Inc. (GSI) proposes a multicomponent approach for the in-situ destrction of chemical/biological agents, command and control facilities and life support systems, with minimum agent venting and collateral damage. The proposed approach is based on advance Hi-Therm Materials which in a non-explosive manner can generate high temperatures rich in UV, high energy yields, reactive/species contaminants as well as reactive fragments. The main objective of the proposed effort is to demonstrate that this tecnology can be tailored into a multi-effect payload so that maximum effectiveness is achieved with the minimum payload weight.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Peter D. Zavitsanos

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Small Business Information at Submission:

General Sciences, Inc.
205 Schoolhouse Road Souderton, PA 18964

Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No