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IED Neutralization from an Air-Dropped Guided Munition

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Contract: HDTRA119P0008
Agency Tracking Number: T182-001-0032
Amount: $149,767.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DTRA182-001
Solicitation Number: 18.2
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-03-27
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-10-26
Small Business Information
2995 Wall Triana Hwy. Suite A1
Huntsville, AL 35824
United States
DUNS: 809202018
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jeff Hanes
 Senior Principal Engineer
 (850) 621-2294
Business Contact
 Ryan Hill
Phone: (256) 749-5590
Research Institution

Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) are a dangerous and effective weapon system that today’s military warfighters and innocent civilians regularly experience. IEDs are created with randomly assembled materials and their payloads may include projectiles, biological toxins, and other dangerous items that can cause injury or death to personnel and equipment. Detection and neutralization of these weapons from a safe distance is important for the advancement of our war against terrorism and the safety of US troops, its allies, and civilians. Integrated Solutions for Systems (IS4S) propose dual Air-Dropped GPS guided munitions using multiphase blast explosive (MBX) warheads to neutralize the IED after a Group 3 drone has detected it. The IS4S developed MBX warhead will neutralize the IED by triggering the pressure plates via small diameter metal particle surrounded explosive or large diameter pre-formed blast fragments. Both warheads use a modified version of the Gurney equation to determine velocity of those particles. The warhead design, simulation, and selection will be based on target susceptibility and response and will be the focus of Phase I.

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