Enhanced Lethality Munitions for Army Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W9113M-04-P-0018
Agency Tracking Number: A032-0087
Amount: $118,722.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: A03-194
Solicitation Number: 2003.2
Small Business Information
205 Schoolhouse Road, Souderton, PA, 18964
DUNS: 122998925
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Peter Zavitsanos
 Project Manager/PI
 (215) 723-8588
Business Contact
 Evelyn Downs
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (215) 723-8588
Email: genscience@aol.com
Research Institution
In order to destroy ballistic and cruise missile threats with chemical, biological, HE or nuclear warheads in hit-to-kill or shoot-to-kill scenarios by PAC-3 or THAAD like systems (under the realities of limited targeting accuracy) lethality enhancement is needed. Discrimination of balloons and the potential RV kill in the exo can also benefit from more lethal warheads. Highly energetic-reactive composites of several densities have been shown to increase damage to simulated RV targets and balloons by at least a factor of ten at velocities close to 5 km/sec. The proposed program describes several formulation approaches, which will improve material properties and reduce production costs accelerate technology insertion and transition the technology into a stage where missile designers can identify uses as reactive projectiles or reactive missile structure members functioning non-parasitically prior to impact. Several synthesis concepts will be evaluated and all pertinent measurements will be made to establish acceptable physical and reactive properties. As an optional task, ballistic evaluation is proposed against a realistic target set.

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