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Door Breaching Ammunition

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Special Operations Command
Award ID:
76709
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
S051-002-0068
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Mechanical Solutions, Inc.
11 Apollo Drive Whippany, NJ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Door Breaching Ammunition
Agency / Branch: DOD / SOCOM
Contract: H92222-05-P-0038
Award Amount: $99,989.00
 

Abstract:

United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) currently has identified a need to develop improved door breaching capabilities. In response, Mechanical Solutions, Inc. (MSI) has conceived a novel, non-lethal, door-breaching munition. This 12-gauge shotgun round would contain magnetic powder and small, strategically positioned magnets. The powder would approximate a solid projectile upon firing because of the magnetic forces acting on it, but would then disperse rapidly after transferring its energy while removing targeted door hardware. MSI's concept offers improved kinetic energy potential versus similar designs without generating large fragments of matter, dramatically improving the safety of the shooter and of those on the opposite side of the door. MSI is confident that it can successfully construct such a munition, having recently conducted substantial research on prototype non-lethal munitions that used magnetic technologies. 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 D. Marscher
President andTechnical Director
9733269920
wdm@mechsol.com

Business Contact:

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

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

EIN/Tax ID: 223476647
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No