Fragment Warhead with Reactive Composite Materials

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$995,231.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N00014-06-C-0069
Solitcitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Number:
2004.2
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2006
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
N042-903-0554
Solicitation Topic Code:
N04-903
Small Business Information
DE TECHNOLOGIES INC.
3620 Horizon Drive, King of Prussia, PA, 19406
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Duns:
877599274
Principal Investigator
 William Flis
 Director of Research
 (610) 270-9700
 flis@detk.com
Business Contact
 Robert Ciccarelli
Title: Vice President
Phone: (610) 270-9700
Email: ciccarelli@detk.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
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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