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INNOVATIVE WEAPON DESIGN FOR IMPROVED SMART FUZE SENSING AND SURVIVABILITY

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
17869
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
17869
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Applied Research Associates, Inc.
4300 San Mateo Blvd. NE, Suite A-220 Albuquerque, NM 87110 0126
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: INNOVATIVE WEAPON DESIGN FOR IMPROVED SMART FUZE SENSING AND SURVIVABILITY
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $499,796.00
 

Abstract:

CURRENT DESIGNS OF AIR FORCE HARD TARGET PENETRATING WEAPONS PLACE THE FUZE WELL IN THE TAIL OF THE WEAPON. THIS LOCATION CAUSES SOME DIFFICULTY FOR A SMART FUZE ALGORITHM TO DISCRIMINATE BETWEEN FLEXIBLE BODY WEAPON RESPONSE AND THE LOADING EFFECTS CAUSED BY THE PENETRATION OF SOIL OR CONCRETE. THE AFT LOCATION ALSO LEADS TO CATASTROPHIC FUZE FAILURE WHEN THE WEAPON EXPERIENCES A "TAIL SLAP." CHANGING THE LOCATION OF THE FUZE FROM THE TAIL TO ANOTHER PLACE IN THE WEAPON MAY LEAD TO SIMPLER, MORE ROBUST SMART FUZING AND INCREASE THE FUZE SURVIVABILITY AS WELL. THIS EFFORT WILL INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBILITY OF PLACING THE FUZE IN A HARD TARGET PENETRATING WEAPON IN OTHER LOCATIONS THAN JUST THE TAIL. THE SUITABILITY OF OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WEAPON FOR SMART FUZING AND SURVIVABILITY WILL BE DETERMINED. INNOVATIVE DESIGN CONCEPTS WILL BE GENERATED TO HOUSE THE FUZE IN ALTERNATE LOCATIONS WHICH INCORPORATE LOADING ENVIRONMENT, OPERATIONAL, AND MANUFACTURING CONSTRAINTS. THE RESPONSE OF THE MOST PROMISING CONCEPT WILL THEN BE CALCULATIONALLY ANALYZED AND EVALUATED.

Principal Investigator:

William L. Hacker
5058833636

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Applied Research Associates, I
4300 San Mateo Blvd. N.e., Suite A220 Albuquerque, NM 87110

EIN/Tax ID: 850276434
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No