Unique Reactive Material Liners for Shaped Charge Jets against Fortified Structures

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,758.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68936-08-C-0042
Award Id:
87488
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-028-0896
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
12501 Prosperity Drive, Suite 340, Silver Spring, MD, 20904
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
153640735
Principal Investigator:
Fred Grace
Senior Scientist
(301) 680-8600
fred.grace@enig.com
Business Contact:
Eric Enig
President
(301) 680-8600
eric.enig@enig.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
This proposal addresses the use of reactive materials in a tandem warhead system to enhance wall-breaching capability for targets of concrete and rock. In the system, a precursor shaped charge jet contains reactive material that conditions the target during the penetration process so that the follow-through warhead can push through the target. To maximize effects, the research develops a process used to select reactive materials and/or establishes requirements upon which advanced reactive materials can be based, including base line materials, mixtures variations, as well as new promising combinations. As a means to utilize reactive armors in shaped charge liners, high-strain-rate and equation-of-state properties of selected reactive materials will be characterized. These descriptions will be incorporated within hydrocodes such as CALE and CTH to examine methods to accelerate liners and form jets using reactive materials and penetration dynamics into targets. Phase I will select reactive material candidates, develop several scale-model shaped charge designs, and establish improvements in target perforation relative to a base-line aluminum liners. Phase II will further improve first order HSR and EOS models, refine the selection and design process, fabricate shaped charge liners at scale model size, test liners using flash x-ray coverage and assess wall-breaching capabilities.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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