Insensitive Munitions Solutions for Large Scale Solid Rocket Motors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-09-C-7020
Agency Tracking Number: B073-049-0220
Amount: $999,942.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solitcitation Year: 2007
Solitcitation Topic Code: MDA07-049
Solitcitation Number: 2007.3
Small Business Information
Corvid Technologies, Inc.
145 Overhill Drive, Mooresville, NC, 28117
Duns: 040707460
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Allen Shirley
 Project Manager
 (704) 799-6744
Business Contact
 David Robinson
Title: President
Phone: (704) 799-6944
Research Institution
Corvid Technologies is pleased to present this proposal for the development of IM technology. The objective of this project is to use an innovative light-weight armor design methodology as a guide to IM solutions for large diameter solid rocket motors. This armor solution will mitigate or reduce the violence of reaction in bullet and fragment impact scenarios by providing protection for the system while encanistered within shipping containers and/or canisters/launchers. Bullet and fragment impact stimuli pose a significant threat to SRMs causing unacceptable reaction levels in the propellant. Using common existing ballistic protection solutions can add considerable weight to the overall system and become a logistical burden requiring an increase in capacity for handling equipment as well as vehicles for transportation and deployment. It is critical that ballistic protection solutions be light-weight while maintaining the highest level of protection for the energetics contained within the system. Focusing on high-fidelity, physics-based modeling and simulation to understand the complex interactions in multi-layer armor solutions followed by a thorough evaluation process of ballistics testing, Corvid Technologies is developing a system aimed to provide ballistic protection for MDA representative missile systems at a minimum areal density.

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