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MECHANICAL BREACHING DEVICE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
12983
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12983
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sparta, Inc.
23041 Avenida De La Carlota, Suite 325 Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: MECHANICAL BREACHING DEVICE
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $63,829.00
 

Abstract:

A MAN PORTABLE, NON-EXPLOSIVE BREACHING DEVICE IS PROPOSED TO GAIN ENTRY INTO BUILDINGS THROUGH WALLS, DOORS, ROOFS, ETC. THE PROPOSED INEXPENSIVE, LIGHTWEIGHT BREACHING DEVICE WILL USE AN INTEGRAL HIGH PERFORMANCE ROCKET MOTOR TO PROVIDE EXTREMELY HIGH FORCES FOR A FEW MILLISECONDS TO DRIVE A RAMMER PLATE OR CUTTING BLADE SET THROUGH THE DESIRED ENTRY POINT. THE COMBINATION OF HIGH FORCE BUT SHORT DURATION IS THE OPTIMUM METHOD OF PENETRATING AND CLEARING THE ENTRY POINT; THE PROPOSED FORCE GENERATOR CAN BE SIZED TO ACHIEVE THE DESIRED RESULTS FOR WIDELY VARYING OBSTACLES. WHILE THE ROCKET MOTOR WILL EMIT AN INTENSE NOISE FOR A FEW MILLISECONDS, THE MOTOR'S SOUND IS UNLIKE THAT OF AN EXPLOSIVE AND WILL SOON BE REPLACED BY THE SOUNDS OF THE ENTRY HOLE DEBRIS. THE ROCKET MOTOR FORCE GENERATOR IS AN ADAPTATION OF A HIGH ACCELERATION ANTI-TANK ROUND BEING DEVELOPED FOR DARPA TO PROVIDE HIGH PROJECTILE VELOCITIES IN VERY SHORT RANGES.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Irving Osofsky
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Sparta Inc
23041 Avenida De La Carlota - Laguna Hills, CA 92653

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