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Enhanced Lethality Warhead: Phase II

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-23-C-0290
Agency Tracking Number: N221-075-0531
Amount: $997,884.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N221-075
Solicitation Number: 22.1
Solicitation Year: 2022
Award Year: 2023
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2023-07-10
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2025-07-31
Small Business Information
2995 Wall Triana Hwy SW Suite A1
Huntsville, AL 35824-1531
United States
DUNS: 809202018
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Greg McCann
 (850) 582-9411
Business Contact
 John Otto
Phone: (678) 350-5006
Research Institution

IS4S proposes an enhanced lethality warhead through the integration of additive manufacturing (AM) and reactive materials (RM) in a novel warhead configuration in the same form-factor as fielded weapons to allow those weapons to ‘punch above their weight class’ by efficiently engaging a broader range of target sets. Conventional weapons are subtractively manufactured, which limits the achievable geometry of the warhead structure – metal additive manufacturing opens up that space such that novel AM-enabled design features create efficiencies in fragmentation lethality tailoring, explosive claim-space, and blast directionality. Conventional weapons further rely on traditional HE and inert fragments. A combination of reactive fragments with additively manufactured inert materials, potentially utilizing complex internal geometries for preferential fracture and efficient RM energy release on target, can increase the available energy in the warhead while enhancing the efficiency of energy transfer to the target.

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