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FAILURE ENGINEERED HEAVY METAL PENETRATORS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
18581
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
18581
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
APPLIED TECHNOLOGY ASSOC., INC.
411 NW 97th LANE CORAL SPRINGS, FL 33071
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: FAILURE ENGINEERED HEAVY METAL PENETRATORS
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $47,856.00
 

Abstract:

TUNGSTEN OR TUNGSTEN ALLOYS ARE USED AS PENETRATORS IN KINETIC ENERGY WEAPONS. USED BY ITSELF, TUNGSTEN IS A BRITTLE METAL AND FRACTURES UNLESS IT IS ALLOYED WITH OTHER METALS. TYPICAL METALS USED IN TUNGSTEN ALLOYS ARE COPPER, IRON, NICHEL AND SILVER. THEY PERMIT THE RESULTING ALLOY TO BE MACHINED. WHEN USED AS A KINETIC ENERGY PENETRATOR, THE TUNGSTEN HAS A TENDENCY TO DEFORM, GIVING A BLUNT NOSE AS IT PROGRESSES THROUGH THE TARGET. THE USE OF A LAYERED TUNGSTEN PENETRATOR WILL BE INVESTIGATED. THIS PENETRATOR WILL BE FABRICATED USING THIN SHEETS OF TUNGSTEN WHICH ARE VACUUM BRAZED TO FORM A SINGLE PART. DIFFERENT TUNGSTEN THICKNESSES WILL BE CONSIDERED AND DIFFERENT FILLER METALS AND FILLER METAL THICKNESS WILL BE EVALUATED. ALSO CONSIDERED WILL BE THE USE OF BUILT-IN MECHANICAL SHEAR LINES TO CAUSE THE PENETRATOR TO ITSELF SHARPEN AS IT PROGRESSES THROUGH THE TARGET.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Robert Cavalleri
4078946151

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Applied Technology Assoc.
Po Box 149434 Orlando, FL 32814

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