Reactive Lethality Enhanced Munitions for Emerging Threats

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W9113M-04-C-0136
Agency Tracking Number: A032-0087
Amount: $713,411.00
Phase: Phase II
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
 Principal Investigator
 (215) 723-8588
Business Contact
 Evelyn Downs
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (215) 723-8588
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 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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