PERFORMANCE MODES FOR MULTI-STAGE WARHEAD SYSTEMS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 9634
Amount: $509,565.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1991
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Dyna East Corp.
3201 Arch St - 3rd Fl, Philadelphia, PA, 19104
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert D Ciccarelli
 (215) 386-4884
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Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
ADVANCES IN ARMOR TECHNOLOGY HAVE PROGRESSED BEYOND THE PERFORMANCE OF CURRENT CHEMICAL ENERGY WEAPONS SYSTEMS. SYSTEMS INCORPORATING TANDEM WARHEADS HAVE SHOWN PROMISE IN DEFEATING PROPOSED ARMOR THREATS. THE KEY TO A TANDEM WARHEAD SYSTEM'S PERFORMANCE IS THE FRONT STAGE. SUCCESSFUL FRONT STAGE DESIGNS WILL SOFTEN THE TARGET, ALLOWING THE REAR STAGE TO PENETRATE DEEP INTO THE TARGET. FRONT STAGE DESIGN UTILIZING A HIGH VELOCITY JET CONCEPT HAS SHOWN SUCCESS. COPPER HAS BEEN THE PRIMARY MATERIAL USED IN DESIGNS TO DATA. ALTERNATE MATERIALS WITH HIGH DENSITY AND HIGH SOUND SPEED WOULD BE DESIRABLE. MOLYBDENUM, WITH A DENSITY OF 10.3 G/CM3 AND A SOUND SPEED OF 5.124 KM/S, IS IDEAL. MOLYBDENUM DESIGN HAVE BEEN DEMONSTRATED WITH A TIP VELOCITY NEAR 12.0 K/S. THE PROPOSED PROGRAM WILL INVESTIGATE THE USE OF MOLYBDENUM AS THE LINEAR MATERIAL FOR A FRONT STAGE WARHEAD IN A TANDEM SYSTEM.

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