PASSIVE AIRBLAST ATTENUATION VALVES FOR CONVENTIONAL WEAPONS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 9493
Amount: $518,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1990
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Baker W Engineering
Po Box 6477 - 8103 Broadway/st, San Antonio, TX, 78209
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Wilfred E Baker
 (512) 824-5960
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THIS PROJECT INVOLVES ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF SEVERAL CONFIGURATIONS FOR PASSIVE AIRBLAST VALVES TO STRONGLY ATTENUATE BLAST FROM CONVENTIONAL WEAPONS. DESIGN GOALS ARE ATTENUATION OF INCIDENT BLAST OVERPRESSURES BY AT LEAST TWO ORDERS OF MAGNITUDE, WHILE OFFERING NO MORE RESTRICTION TO NORMAL AIRFLOW THAN EXISTING ACTIVE BLAST VALVES. WE PROPOSE TO BASE OUR DESIGNS ON VENTED PANEL CONFIGURATIONS WHICH HAVE BEEN PROVEN TO BE EXCELLENT BLAST ATTENUATORS BY EXTENSIVE PREVIOUS ANALYSIS AND TESTING. WE WOULD ANALYZE, DESIGN, AND PRODUCE FABRICATION DRAWINGS FOR SEVERAL CONFIGURATIONS. CONSTRUCTION AND TESTING OF PASSIVE VALVES WOULD BE DEFERRED TO PHASE II.

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