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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8651-04-C-0249
Agency Tracking Number: F041-160-2078
Amount: $99,909.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
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
DUNS: 877599274
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Lucia Kuhns Shan
 Project Engineer
 (908) 595-6954
 shan@detk.com
Business Contact
 Robert Ciccarelli
Title: Vice President, Engineering
Phone: (610) 270-9700
Email: 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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