Reactive Materials as Lethality Enhancers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W9113M-04-P-0081
Agency Tracking Number: B041-017-0056
Amount: $96,669.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA04-017
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
GENERAL SCIENCES, INC.
205 Schoolhouse Road, Souderton, PA, 18964
DUNS: 122998925
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 PETER ZAVITSANOS
 Principal Investigator
 (215) 723-8588
 genscience@aol.com
Business Contact
 Evelyn Downs
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (215) 723-8588
Email: genscience@aol.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
There is a need to enhance the lethality of US interceptors against ballistic and cruise missiles especially those carrying chem/bio payload. The lethal radius of systems such as THAAD and others can be increased by the insertion of highly energetic composites as reactive materials of various densities. The proposed program describes several formulation approaches for property improvement and scale-up of compositions, which have already demonstrated superior performance is small-scale experiments. Several synthesis concepts are proposed for manufacturing and property evaluation in order to establish physical and reactive properties for consideration and insertion into the selective THAAD system as lethality enhancement options. As a Phase II program scale-up and ballistic evaluation is proposed of a miniature interceptor against a simulated missile target.

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