Advanced Counter-RPG Projectiles For Multigun Defense Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-04-M-0400
Agency Tracking Number: N042-902-0430
Amount: $99,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solitcitation Year: 2004
Solitcitation Topic Code: N04-902
Solitcitation Number: 2004.2
Small Business Information
NOMADICS, INC.
1024 S. Innovation Way, Stillwater, OK, 74074
Duns: 879735579
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Marcus la Grone
 Principal Investigator/Optics Eng.
 (405) 372-9535
 mlagrone@nomadics.com
Business Contact
 James Luby
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (405) 372-9535
Email: jluby@nomadics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Under funding from DARPA, Nomadics has demonstrated the potential for deploying multi-gun fixtures as a means of defeating rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs). These early tests have created a database that will be invaluable in advancing the work toward optimization of the initial concept through enhancements in both the gun fixture and the projectiles as well as in the defeat strategies based on this approach. Under the currently proposed work, we will focus on optimization of the projectiles. By designing novel projectiles one can increase the probability of disrupting the warhead of an RPG or destroy the fuzing system such that the warhead does not high order. During Phase I, optimization enhancements will be demonstrated to show that these early prototypes should be further refined in Phase II. Nomadics' initial work in this area as well as the company's rapid prototyping efforts will help to ensure that the envisioned system moves quickly toward acquisition and deployment to meet this urgent need.

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