Unique Reactive Material Liners for Shaped Charge Jets against Fortified Structures

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-08-C-0042
Agency Tracking Number: N081-028-0896
Amount: $79,758.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-028
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
Small Business Information
12501 Prosperity Drive, Suite 340, Silver Spring, MD, 20904
DUNS: 153640735
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Fred Grace
 Senior Scientist
 (301) 680-8600
Business Contact
 Eric Enig
Title: President
Phone: (301) 680-8600
Email: eric.enig@enig.com
Research Institution
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.

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