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Innovative Wall Penetration Munition

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
73449
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A043-010-3489
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Mechanical Solutions, Inc.
11 Apollo Drive Whippany, NJ 07981-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Innovative Wall Penetration Munition
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15QKN-05-C-1205
Award Amount: $119,883.00
 

Abstract:

MSI has conceived a novel wall penetration and behind-wall-activated munition in lethal and nonlethal varieties. The U.S. Army currently does not possess a compact, man-portable weapon specifically designed to breach structure walls and deliver a submunition of choice (lethal or nonlethal) to an enemy that is sheltered within the building's interior. The proposed project develops such a weapon in the form of a small two-part munition (approximately 40mm) with a disposable launcher. By combining kinetic energy penetrator and shaped-charge technologies in an innovative manner that will exploit the elastic wave response of target structures, MSI is confident that it can successfully construct such a weapon. In particular, through proposal preparation research, MSI has determined that inexpensive micromachined silicon accelerometers and piezoelectric technology can be applied effectively to shaped charges timed to enhance penetration the design of fuze mechanisms for the munition, as well as to create "smart" submunitions that would be delivered to the enemy by the weapon in a piggy-back and optimally oriented fashion after the wall is breached. MSI has assembled an outstanding team of munitions consultants along with its seasoned staff of engineers, in order to ensure successful implementation of this important and timely project.

Principal Investigator:

William Marscher
Chief Technical Officer
9733269920
wdm@mechsol.com

Business Contact:

William Marscher
President
9733269920
wdm@mechsol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MECHANICAL SOLUTIONS, INC.
1719 Rt. 10 East, Suite 305 Parsippany, NJ 07054

EIN/Tax ID: 850430163
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No