Hybrid Energetic Materials System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8651-10-M-0264
Agency Tracking Number: O092-W07-1072
Amount: $99,250.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD09-W07
Solicitation Number: 2009.2
Small Business Information
Gunger Engineering LLC
207 Crystal Ct., Niceville, FL, 32578
DUNS: 090472601
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Gunger
 (850) 865-6137
Business Contact
 Michael Gunger
Title: President
Phone: (850) 865-6137
Email: gungerengineering@cox.net
Research Institution
Nano-energetics/hybrid energetic systems have been under development for decades with only one weapon system explicitley incorporating these materials, the Thermobaric Hellfire warhead, with a solid FAE surround. There have been other implementations but these are primarily in the areas of warhead defeat, such as occurs during EOD operations. Hybrid Energetic systems offer signicantly more energy on target and more control over the delivery rate. They also potentially offer Insensitive Munitions advantages. In general, for a material to be weaponized, it must be evaluated under standard JMEM procedures and be shown to be advantageous to the warfighter. In addition, it must be predictable in response, if must be capable of being modeled and it must meet shelf life/storage requirements. This proposal seeks to address the weaponization requirements and develop,ultimately, a weapon/weaponization approach, using a hybrid energetic system, which will demonstrate not only the applicability of the materials to the battlespace but will also develop a methodology for similar systems in the future.

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