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Innovative Designs for Reliable Electro-Explosive Ordnance Devices

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B123-031-0002
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA12-031
Solicitation Number:
2012.3
Small Business Information
SEA CORP
62 Johnny Cake Hill Aquidneck Corporate Park Middletown, RI -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Innovative Designs for Reliable Electro-Explosive Ordnance Devices
Agency: DOD
Contract: HQ0147-13-C-7516
Award Amount: $99,841.00
 

Abstract:

America"s ballistic missile defense system provides the only means currently available to protect it, and its allies, from a catastrophic attach by nuclear or conventionally armed ballistic missiles. A critical component of that system is the Interceptor missile, which relies of a number of electro-explosive devices (EEDs) to perform reliably in order to successful carry out its mission. MDA is seeking ways to improve on the EED"s reliability and lower the failure or inadvertent activation rate of these devices. SEA CORP proposes that instead of improving on the EED design, that EEDs be replaced by COTS automotive airbag inflators to perform the required pneumatic functions. These inflators have a proven reliability record of greater than 99.9999% and are currently produced in the millions per year by a number of manufacturers on highly automated production lines under very strict quality control methods. Inflators have been successfully used by SEA CORP in a number of pneumatic applications to do mechanical work, so adaption to the specific devices required in the Interceptor missile is entirely feasible. Interface with the devices is a threaded fitting, and the same electrical circuits that are used to activate EEDs can be adapted to the inflators.

Principal Investigator:

Barry Holland
Project Manager
(401) 847-2260
bholland@seacorp.com

Business Contact:

Elizabeth M. Goetz
Contracts&Purchasing Officer
(401) 847-2260
egoetz@seacorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SEA CORP
62 Johnny Cake Hill Aquidneck Corporate Park Middletown, RI -

EIN/Tax ID: 050392482
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No