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Two-Material Penetrator Nose for Penetrating Sand and Concrete

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F093-096-1923
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF093-096
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Two-Material Penetrator Nose for Penetrating Sand and Concrete
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA8651-11-C-0132
Award Amount: $749,043.00
 

Abstract:

ABSTRACT: We propose to develop a two-part nose for a high-speed penetrator to successfully defeat hardened, deeply buried targets. The outer nose has a special shape that ensures stability of the penetrator's trajectory while penetrating a deep earth or sand overburden, to insure that the penetrator reaches its intended target without veering. When the penetrator then encounters a hardened (concrete) target, this outer nose is removed by fracture or erosion, exposing an inner nose that is specially shaped for efficient (low-drag) penetration of concrete. BENEFIT: A single bomb of the smallest possible size can be used to neutralize a hardened deeply buried target, thereby allowing more targets to be addressed per aircraft sortie. The technology is applicable to planetary and cometary geologic probes.

Principal Investigator:

William J. Flis
Director of Research
(610) 337-2800
flis@detk.com

Business Contact:

Robert D. Ciccarelli
Vice President
(610) 337-2800
ciccarelli@detk.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

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

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