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Two-Material Penetrator Nose for Penetrating Both Sand and Concrete

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
97288
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F093-096-1923
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF 09-096
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
DE Technologies Inc.
100 Queens Drive King of Prussia, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Two-Material Penetrator Nose for Penetrating Both Sand and Concrete
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8651-10-M-0220
Award Amount: $99,773.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to improve earth-penetrator performance against layered targets including soils and concrete by determining appropriate materials for a first-stage sand penetrating nose, and optimizing nose geometry for sand penetration. An analytical and/or computational study will narrow the options for each approach, and limited small scale tests will be conducted to verify material behavior under laboratory conditions. Once candidate materials have been identified, we will develop means for implementing the novel nose materials into a removable nose on a steel penetrator. BENEFIT: This program will enhance the capability of penetrating weapons that are under development by increasing the probability that the weapons will reach their intended targets. These technologies will also enable greater success for data-gathering space probes that are designed as planetary penetrators.

Principal Investigator:

William J. Flis
Director of Research
6103372800
flis@detk.com

Business Contact:

Robert D. Ciccarelli
Vice President, Engineering
6103372800
ciccarelli@detk.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

DE Technologies Inc.
100 Queens Drive King of Prussia, PA 19406

EIN/Tax ID: 232728684
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No