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Enhancement of Penetration Capability of Light Warheads Into Hardened Walls.

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
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205 Schoolhouse Road Souderton, PA 18964
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
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Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Enhancement of Penetration Capability of Light Warheads Into Hardened Walls.
Agency: DOD
Contract: W31P4Q-11-C-0226
Award Amount: $716,690.00


Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) have seen a shift in targets from armored vehicles and tanks to structures and buildings, where the current shaped charge devices do not provide sufficient after-penetration effects to neutralize personnel within the structural targets nor do they create large enough penetration holes to allow for follow through charges to be effectively used against structural targets. The effectiveness of theses warheads is limited to the narrow path of the jet and the resulting small hole. General Sciences, Inc. (GSI) successfully demonstrated enhanced damage in simulated wall targets using reactive shaped charge liners, compared to conventional copper liners. In this Phase II effort, GSI will enhance the characterization of the candidate reactive materials, develop simulations that show the expected target damage as a function of liner configuration, and demonstrate more sophisticated liners against higher fidelity targets.

Principal Investigator:

Peter Zavitsanos
President, Principal Inve
(215) 723-8588

Business Contact:

Evelyn Downs
Contracts Manager
(215) 723-8588
Small Business Information at Submission:

General Sciences, Incorporated
205 Schoolhouse Road Souderton, PA -

EIN/Tax ID: 232226839
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No