Door Breaching Ammunition

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Special Operations Command
Amount:
$99,989.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
H92222-05-P-0038
Award Id:
76709
Agency Tracking Number:
S051-002-0068
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1719 Rt. 10 East, Suite 305, Parsippany, NJ, 07054
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
015334899
Principal Investigator:
William Marscher
President andTechnical Director
(973) 326-9920
wdm@mechsol.com
Business Contact:
William Marscher
President andTechnical Director
(973) 326-9920
wdm@mechsol.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) currently has identified a need to develop improved door breaching capabilities. In response, Mechanical Solutions, Inc. (MSI) has conceived a novel, non-lethal, door-breaching munition. This 12-gauge shotgun round would contain magnetic powder and small, strategically positioned magnets. The powder would approximate a solid projectile upon firing because of the magnetic forces acting on it, but would then disperse rapidly after transferring its energy while removing targeted door hardware. MSI's concept offers improved kinetic energy potential versus similar designs without generating large fragments of matter, dramatically improving the safety of the shooter and of those on the opposite side of the door. MSI is confident that it can successfully construct such a munition, having recently conducted substantial research on prototype non-lethal munitions that used magnetic technologies. 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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