Reactive Lethality Enhanced Munitions for Emerging Threats

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$713,411.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W9113M-04-C-0136
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-0087
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
GENERAL SCIENCES, INC.
205 Schoolhouse Road, Souderton, PA, 18964
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
122998925
Principal Investigator:
Peter Zavitsanos
Principal Investigator
(215) 723-8588
genscience@aol.com
Business Contact:
Evelyn Downs
Contracts Manager
(215) 723-8588
genscience@aol.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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 lethality enhancement is needed especially in emerging threat scenarios involving maneuvering targets. Highly energetic-reactive composites of several densities have been shown to increase damage by orders of magnitude (compared to steel). The proposed program will address small reactive smart maneuvering projectiles with maximum lethal capabilities. This program will define the smart reactive projectile in terms of size, shape, density, reactive structural components, guidance and propulsion. Well defined key experiments will be conducted in partial vacuum using subscale projectiles and targets in order to demonstrate the lethality advantages inherent in the reactive structure. System analysis will address assembly of other critical elements such as guidance/sensors and propulsion in the absence of experimental efforts.

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