WARHEAD CONCEPTS FOR ANTI-ARMOR MISSILE WITH CROSSING VELOCITY

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$267,443.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
2347
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Dyna East Corp.
3132 Market St, Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
William J Flis
(215) 386-4884
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
RECENTLY, TO AVOID THE DIFFICULTIES OF FRONTAL ATTACK OF MODERN ARMOR VEHICLES, FLY-OVER-SHOOT-DOWN MISSILES HAVE BEEN PROPOSED. HOWEVER, TESTS HAVE SHOWN THAT THE RESULTING CROSSING VELOCITY CAN REDUCE THE PENETRATION OF CONVENTIONAL SHAPED-CHARGE WARHEADS BY UP TO 60%. THEREFORE, A PROGRAM IS PROPOSED TO DEVELOP AN IMPROVED WARHEAD FOR TOP-ATTACK APPLICATION. FIRST, THE FEASIBILITY OF TWO NOVEL ADVANCED CONCEPTS WILL BE EXAMINED. THEN, A PENETRATION COMPUTER CODE, MODIFIED TO ACCOUNT FOR CROSSING VELOCITY, WILL BE USED TO GENERATE AN IMPROVED WARHEAD DESIGN, FROM AN ADVANCED CONCEPT OR A MORE CONVENTIONAL TYPE. IN PHASE II, THE WARHEAD WILL BE FURTHER OPTIMIZED THROUGH AN ITERATIVE PROCESS OF DESIGN, FABRICATION, TESTING, AND ANALYSIS.

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