DEVELOPMENT OF SHAPED-CHARGE WAREHEADS WITH DUAL MISSION CAPABILITY

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$480,273.00
Award Year:
1992
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
15816
Agency Tracking Number:
15816
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3201 Arch Street 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr William J Flis
Principal Investigator
(215) 386-4884
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
CURRENT ANTI-ARMOR MUNITIONS CONTAINING SHAPED-CHARGE WARHEADS ARE DEDICATED DESIGNS THAT ARE INTENDED TO DEFEAT A SPECIFIC TYPE OF TARGET AND ARE GENERALLY LESS EFFECTIVE AGAINST OTHER TARGETS. THUS OFTEN ONE TYPE OF WARHEAD DESIGN ID CURRENTLY USED AGAINST HARD TARGETS, SUCH AS MAIN BATTLE TANKS, WHILE A DIFFERENT TYPE, AND A SEPARATE MUNITION, IS USED AGAINST LIGHT TARGETS, SUCH AS HELICOPTERS, ARMORED PERSONNEL CARRIERS, OR UNARMORED VEHICLES. OUR PROPOSAL IS A NOVEL SOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM WHICH WILL ENABLE A SINGLE WARHEAD, AND THEREFORE A SINGLE MUNITION, TO BE EFFECTIVE AGAINST A FULL RANGE OF TARGETS. THIS WILL BE ACOMPLISHED BY FIRING THE SAME WARHEAD IN DIFFERENT MODES AGAINST DIFFERENT TARGETS, POSSIBLY DEPENDENT ALSO ON STANDOFF AND TARGET LOCATION. EACH FIRING MODE IS ACHIEVED BY A DIFFERENT EXPLOSIVE INITIATION SCHEME AND YIELDS A PENETRATOR WITH DIFFERENT CHARACTERISTICS. BY PROJECTING THE OPTIMUM PENETRATOR FOR EACH POSSIBLE TARGET-STANDOFF COMBINATION, LETHALITYIS INCREASED AND BEHIND-ARMOR EFFECTS ARE MAXIMIZED. THE PROPOSED PROGRAM WILL DEVELOP AND DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF THIS COCEPT AND ANALYZE THE RESULTING INCREASE IN LETHALITY.

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