Innovative Non-pyrotechnic Dispersion Device (INDD)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00178-05-C-3007
Agency Tracking Number:
N042-169-0315
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
N04-169
Solicitation Number:
2004.2
Small Business Information
MIDE TECHNOLOGY CORP.
200 Boston Avenue Suite 1000, Medford, MA, 02155
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
786127522
Principal Investigator:
Marthinus van Schoor
President
(781) 306-0609
tienie@mide.com
Business Contact:
Petra Botha
Chief Financial Officer
(781) 306-0609
pbotha@mide.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Kinetic energy munitions that dispense and disperse pellets prior to impact are effective against threats on the ground or at sea. Typically, explosives or pyrotechnics also contained within the munition are used to impart a lateral velocity to the pellets. Unfortunately, explosives pose a severe injury risk to our military handlers, and impose high shipping costs associated with hazardous material transport (Class A, B, or C). The Navy desires a safer and cheaper dispersion alternative to the explosives in kinetic energy munitions. Midé proposes a dispense and dispersion mechanism that leverages the incredibly high energy density characteristics of Shape Memory Alloys (SMA), and the thermal energy already present in the airframe structure. Strain energy in SMA induced by the high munition temperatures can be harnessed, then transferred to the pellets, providing the required lateral velocity for a wide strike footprint.

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