Tailorable Thermobaric Charge

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HDTRA1-06-P-0095
Award Id:
78993
Agency Tracking Number:
RDI060003356
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
24112 Rockwell drive, Euclid, OH, 44117
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
175863463
Principal Investigator:
Andrew Sherman
President
(216) 404-0053
ajsherman@powdermetinc.com
Business Contact:
Andrew Sherman
President
(216) 404-0053
ajsherman@powdermetinc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The need for novel weapons to defeat urban targets and rapidly immobalize enemy combatants hiding in bunkers, caves, and basements requires new weapons and tactics. Thermobaric warheads can provide tailored blast response optimized for the defeat of these targets with low collateral damage. In this Phase I SBIR program, Powdermet will develop surface-coated metallic particles that can deliver tailored blast, sustained pressure, and controlled thermal effects enabled by controlling particle composition, size, and shape. In addition, a 20-L high pressure dust bomb energetic materials screeing test facility will be established, analyzed, coupled to the CFX (ANSYS) code, and validated as a screening and development tool to support solid fuel combustion and thermobaric charge development efforts.

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