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Innovative Wall Penetration Munition

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
73449
Program Year/Program:
2006 / 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 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Innovative Wall Penetration Munition
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15QKN-06-C-0083
Award Amount: $728,916.00
 

Abstract:

The feasibility of a Multi-mode Wall Penetrating munition delivered by an M203 grenade launcher has been demonstrated. An initial "shot" non-lethally performs the wall penetrating function. A second shot delivers the multi-mode lethal or non-lethal generic submunition. Both shots are contained in a single munition. Multi-mode capability is a key advantage against competing concepts. Multi-mode means that (1) lethal or non-lethal submunitions are delivered through an 8 inch concrete wall non-lethally; and (2) a variety of non-lethal modes such as diversionary, calmative, marking, irritant, or a combination can be used in the submunition. The "Doubleshot" munition can be designed to provide enough volume for the submunition yet still fit within the launcher size constraints. Ensuring adequate clearance and shielding to minimize back blast against the operator was considered. Shaped charged modeling work using the computer program hydrocode CTH indicates that the likelihood of meeting wall penetrating requirements is excellent under a Phase II project. A second concept based on using a specialized detonation/propulsion unit is a viable option. However, the "B40" M203 based munition is considered the best near-term product. Phase II includes munition system design and a series of prototype tests to demonstrate wall penetrating and submunition delivery capability.

Principal Investigator:

William D. Marscher
Technical Director
9733269920
wdm@mechsol.com

Business Contact:

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

MECHANICAL SOLUTIONS, INC.
11 Apollo Drive Whippany, NJ 07981

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