Improved Trajectory Control for Penetration into Soils at 4000 ft/sec

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,909.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8651-04-C-0249
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-160-2078
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF04-160
Solicitation Number:
2004.1
Small Business Information
DE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
3620 Horizon Drive, King of Prussia, PA, 19406
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
877599274
Principal Investigator:
Lucia Kuhns Shan
Project Engineer
(908) 595-6954
shan@detk.com
Business Contact:
Robert Ciccarelli
Vice President, Engineering
(610) 270-9700
ciccarelli@detk.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
We propose to investigate two approaches to improve earth-penetrator trajectory stability during high-speed penetration: hardening the nose and cleverly shaping the penetrator. An analytical and computational study will evaluate the merit and potential payoff of each approach, and specific means of implementing each approach will be selected for further development and testing.

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