Fragment Warhead with Reactive Composite Materials

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-06-C-0069
Agency Tracking Number: N042-903-0554
Amount: $995,231.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-903
Solicitation Number: 2004.2
Small Business Information
3620 Horizon Drive, King of Prussia, PA, 19406
DUNS: 877599274
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 William Flis
 Director of Research
 (610) 270-9700
Business Contact
 Robert Ciccarelli
Title: Vice President
Phone: (610) 270-9700
Research Institution
We propose to develop and demonstrate a fragmentation warhead incorporating high-strength, high-density reactive composite materials as the warhead fragments. The materials will be com-posed of an active metal in the form of wire, wire-mesh, or powder, within a bonding matrix of an oxidizer-rich polymer. High strength and stiffness will be achieved by reinforcement with wire, fibers, and nanofibers. Material strength and density enable the fragment to survive explosive launch and increase its penetrating power. The reactivity of the material delivers significant thermal energy release in impacts and explosions. This energy provides increased lethality, especially in neutralizing explosive-containing munitions, such as rockets, artillery, and mortars. BENEFITS: The developed materials will enhance the lethality and reduce the size and weight of fragment and penetrating warheads for attacking various targets.

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