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Anti-Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) Technologies

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
70370
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N042-902-0777
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AMERICAN TELENETICS CO. LLC
1720 South Amphlett Blvd, Suite 220A San Mateo, CA 94402
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Anti-Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) Technologies
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-04-M-0390
Award Amount: $99,983.00
 

Abstract:

Since the Vietnam War, military forces of the United States have had to contend with a highly effective and lethal weapon originally developed by the Russians as a shoulder-mounted rocket propelled grenade designated the RPG-7. The weapon was licensed for manufacture to allies and clients of the Soviet Union. Subsequently, the RPG-7 became the weapon of choice by insurgents and terrorists around the world. A family of warheads now exists to engage a variety of targets. Few countermeasures have met with success. One method that achieved some success in Vietnam was placing metal mesh fencing as a skirt around U.S. military vehicles to intercept incoming RPGs providing stand-off detonation or causing the grenade's metal ogive to bend contacting the warhead's inner cone, shorting the arming signal and causing the grenade to dud. The active defense system proposed borrows conceptually from that countermeasure. Following launch detection, the approach is to intercept the RPG with a net mounted on an umbrella-like frame fired from a canister on the vehicle. The objective of the net is to ensnare the RPG's fins, disrupting their flight stabilizing effect and deflecting the RPG's trajectory, turning its shaped charge away from the target.

Principal Investigator:

William L. Cesarotti
Principal Investigator
7347691461
bill2739@aol.com

Business Contact:

Eugene L. Trabitz
President
6503455694
gene@amtelenet.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AMERICAN TELENETICS CO. LLC
1720 South Amphlett Blvd, Suite 220A San Mateo, CA 94402

EIN/Tax ID: 943174999
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No