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Multi-jet Warhead to Defeat Specialized Targets

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15QKN-17-C-0077
Agency Tracking Number: A171-011-1501
Amount: $99,164.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A17-011
Solicitation Number: 17.1
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-06-20
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-03-21
Small Business Information
4600 East West Hwy Suite 620
Bethesda, MD 20814
United States
DUNS: 153640735
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Fred I Grace
 Senior Scientist
 (301) 680-8600
Business Contact
 Eric N. Enig
Phone: (301) 680-8600
Research Institution

This research considers innovative technologies to attack and defeat specialized targets and materiel within structures. The goal is to use high levels of explosive energy in the form of shaped charge warheads to generate high temperature environments, and to accelerate lethal fragments and jets against structures, to breach such structures and deposit lethal energy inside the interior against electronic components. To accomplish this goal, a combination of technologies is being utilized. The designs utilize shaped charges having unique liner geometries that breach structures and attack vulnerable components behind the structure. The approach takes advantage of energy release of reactive materials to deposit large amounts of energy against internal targets for their mitigation and destruction. The design incorporates a penetrating precursor warhead, and a secondary warhead so that multiple formed jets can produce dual material effects against the targets of interest. The attack mechanisms include reactive material fragmentation and reactive material liners producing shaped charge jets. This approach produces additional lethality against targets that are not only vulnerable to mechanical damage but thermal damage as well. The new warhead design has application as a new round capability for the MK19 grenade launcher system.

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