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FLETCHETTE EXPULSION AUGMENTATION MECHANISM

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
12972
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12972
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 2
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: FLETCHETTE EXPULSION AUGMENTATION MECHANISM
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $498,739.00
 

Abstract:

SPARTA PROPOSES TO UTILIZE A COMBINATION OF TWO COMPLEMENTARY TECHNIQUES FOR INCREASING PATTERN SIZE WITH LITTLE OR NO REDUCTION IN THE NUMBER OF FLECHETTES PER WARHEAD. THE FIRST TECHNIQUE WOULD UTILIZE BUILT IN RANDOM PITCH/YAW/ROLL DEFLECTIONS OF THE FLECHETTE VANES TO CAUSE LATERAL GROWTH OF THE PATTERN IN FLIGHT DUE TO PRE-PROGRAMMED DEVIATION OF THE INIDIVIDUAL FLECHETTE FLIGHT PATHS. THE SECOND TECHNIQUE WOULD UTILIZE A SMALL CENTRALLY IMBEDDED, LATERALLY EXPANDING, PRESSURIED "BALLOON" OR RADIAL BELLOWS" TO IMPART AN INITIAL RADIAL VELOCITY AND DISPLACEMENT TO THE DISPENSED CLUSTER OF FLECHETTES. BOTH TECHNIQUES WOULD COMBINED TO OPTIMIZE THE FLECHETTE PATTERN INCLUDING ELIMINATING ANY HOLE IN THE PATTERN DUE TO INITIAL RADIAL VELOCITY.

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