Dim and Imperceptible Tracer Ammunition Product Development

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15QKN-11-C-0032
Agency Tracking Number: A102-121-0137
Amount: $69,969.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: A10-121
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Small Business Information
PO BOX 518, 311 West Milton Ave, Milton, LA, 70558
DUNS: 026781042
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brady Broussard
 Project Manager
 (337) 856-6694
Business Contact
 Brady Broussard
Title: Project Manager
Phone: (337) 856-6694
Email: bmbguns@bellsouth.net
Research Institution
BMB Discount Guns, Ammunition, and Supplies proposes to develop a novel form of dim tracer ammunition. This ammunition is a non-burning, chemically inert, constant mass tracer. This design of this dim tracer is such that it cannot be perceived by enemy forces, even with enhanced optics. This ammunition can be manufactured with masses substantially identical to ball ammunition. By matching the mass and trajectory of ball ammo, the lethality of our tracer ammunition is increased to that of conventional ball ammunition. The production techniques possible with this new form of tracer will also allow for the production of highly accurate, “match” grade tracer ammunition. These new tracer materials, as a class, tend to be non-reactive, pose no flammability risk, and are biologically safe. Precautions in handling and potential ammunition manufacture would be limited to the inhalation and dust contamination hazards common to all powdered materials. Our luminescent tracer concept will greatly increase the value of dim tracer ammunition by providing a more accurate and reliable ammunition tracer to the American warfighter and simplifying and eliminating many of the hazards currently experienced in manufacturing traditional small-arms tracer ammunition.

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