KINETIC ENERGY EFFECTS AND LETHALITY ENHANCEMENT

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Amount:
$49,534.00
Award Year:
1992
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
18291
Agency Tracking Number:
18291
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
General Sciences, Inc. (Currently General Sciences, Incorporated)
Valley Forge Corporate, Center, 2600 Monroe Blvd., Norristown, PA, 19403
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Peter D. Zavitsanos
(215) 666-6080
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A PROGRAM IS PROPOSED WHICH EXPLOITS HIGHLY EXOTHERMIC SOLID STATE REACTIONS IN AN EFFORT TO (A) ENHANCE LETHAILITY AND (B) STUDY TARGET MATERIAL(S) PERFORMANCE AND FAILURE MECHANISM(S) OF PENETRATION DURING HYPERVELOCITY IMPACT AND PENETRATION. THE EFFORT WILL INVOLVE HIGH DENSITY PELLETS OF METAL POWDERS CAPABLE OF SHOCK IGNITION AND RAPID EXOTHERMIC CONVERSION INTO INTERMETALLIC SOLIDS. TARGET AND PENETRATOR INTERACTIONS WILL BE INVESTAGED TO DETERMINE THE EFFECTS OF VERY HIGH TEMPERATURES AND HIGH INTERNAL GAS PRESSURES ON PENETRATOR AND TARGET MATERIALS.

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