Innovative Wall Penetration Munition

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$119,883.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W15QKN-05-C-1205
Solitcitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Number:
2004.3
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
2005
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
A043-010-3489
Solicitation Topic Code:
A04-010
Small Business Information
MECHANICAL SOLUTIONS, INC.
1719 Rt. 10 East, Suite 305, Parsippany, NJ, 07054
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
015334899
Principal Investigator
 William Marscher
 Chief Technical Officer
 (973) 326-9920
 wdm@mechsol.com
Business Contact
 William Marscher
Title: President
Phone: (973) 326-9920
Email: wdm@mechsol.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
MSI has conceived a novel wall penetration and behind-wall-activated munition in lethal and nonlethal varieties. The U.S. Army currently does not possess a compact, man-portable weapon specifically designed to breach structure walls and deliver a submunition of choice (lethal or nonlethal) to an enemy that is sheltered within the building's interior. The proposed project develops such a weapon in the form of a small two-part munition (approximately 40mm) with a disposable launcher. By combining kinetic energy penetrator and shaped-charge technologies in an innovative manner that will exploit the elastic wave response of target structures, MSI is confident that it can successfully construct such a weapon. In particular, through proposal preparation research, MSI has determined that inexpensive micromachined silicon accelerometers and piezoelectric technology can be applied effectively to shaped charges timed to enhance penetration the design of fuze mechanisms for the munition, as well as to create "smart" submunitions that would be delivered to the enemy by the weapon in a piggy-back and optimally oriented fashion after the wall is breached. MSI has assembled an outstanding team of munitions consultants along with its seasoned staff of engineers, in order to ensure successful implementation of this important and timely project.

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