Door Breaching Ammunition

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H92222-05-P-0038
Agency Tracking Number: S051-002-0068
Amount: $99,989.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM05-002
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
1719 Rt. 10 East, Suite 305, Parsippany, NJ, 07054
DUNS: 015334899
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 William Marscher
 President andTechnical Director
 (973) 326-9920
Business Contact
 William Marscher
Title: President andTechnical Director
Phone: (973) 326-9920
Research Institution
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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