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KINETIC DELIVERY OF HIGH-EXPLOSIVE WARHEADS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
4302
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4302
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Quantic Industries, Inc.
990 Commercial Street San Carlos, CA 94070
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: KINETIC DELIVERY OF HIGH-EXPLOSIVE WARHEADS
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $235,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE USE OF HIGH-EXPLOSIVE, KINETIC-PENETRATION WARHEADS IS INHIBITED BY THE LACK OF FUZING SYSTEMS WHICH CAN ACCURATELY LOCATE THE WARHEAD WITH RESPECT TO PENETRATION POINT. DESIGNING SUCH FUZE IS COMPLICATED BY THE SEVERE DECELERATION ENVIRONMENT AND THE AVAILABILITY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SENSORS AND FIRING SYSTEMS WHICH CAN DETERMINE WHEN TO OPTIMALLY INITIATE THE WARHEAD AND PERFORM THE INITIATION WITH SUFFICIENT SPEED AND RELIABILITY. QUANTIC PROPOSES TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM BY THE APPLICATION OF TWO TECHNOLOGIES. FIRST, A THREE AXES, HARDENED, SOLID-STATE ACCELEROMETER, COUPLED WITH A MICROPROCESSOR, WILL BE USED TO "TRACK" THE PENETRATION IN REAL TIME IN X, Y, Z COORDINATES FROM POINT OF IMPACT. SECOND, AN ALL-ELECTRONIC EXPLODING FOIL INITIATOR (EFI) WILL BE USED TO FIRE THE WARHEAD BOOSTER. THE EFI SYSTEM IS INTRINSICALLY HARD AND OFFERS THE POTENTIAL FOR AN ALL ELECTRONIC SAFE AND ARM (S&A) WHICH CAN USE ENVIRONMENTAL SENSORS FOR THE ARMING FUNCTION. EFI SYSTEMS ARE CURRENTLY UNDER DEVELOPMENT AT QUANTIC. THE ALL SOLID-STATE, CAPACITANCE-BASED ACCELEROMETERS ARE UNDER DEVELOPMENT BY SILICON DESIGN, INC. UNDER A SEPARATE SBIR PROGRAM.

Principal Investigator:

William Marshall
4155951100

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Quantic Industries Inc.
990 Commercial St San Carlos, CA 94070

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