FLETCHETTE EXPULSION AUGMENTATION MECHANISM

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Amount:
$498,739.00
Award Year:
1992
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
12972
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sparta Inc.
23041 Avenida De La Carlota -, Laguna Hills, CA, 92653
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Dr Irving Osofsky
 (213) 542-1296
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
SPARTA PROPOSES TO UTILIZE A COMBINATION OF TWO COMPLEMENTARY TECHNIQUES FOR INCREASING PATTERN SIZE WITH LITTLE OR NO REDUCTION IN THE NUMBER OF FLECHETTES PER WARHEAD. THE FIRST TECHNIQUE WOULD UTILIZE BUILT IN RANDOM PITCH/YAW/ROLL DEFLECTIONS OF THE FLECHETTE VANES TO CAUSE LATERAL GROWTH OF THE PATTERN IN FLIGHT DUE TO PRE-PROGRAMMED DEVIATION OF THE INIDIVIDUAL FLECHETTE FLIGHT PATHS. THE SECOND TECHNIQUE WOULD UTILIZE A SMALL CENTRALLY IMBEDDED, LATERALLY EXPANDING, PRESSURIED "BALLOON" OR RADIAL BELLOWS" TO IMPART AN INITIAL RADIAL VELOCITY AND DISPLACEMENT TO THE DISPENSED CLUSTER OF FLECHETTES. BOTH TECHNIQUES WOULD COMBINED TO OPTIMIZE THE FLECHETTE PATTERN INCLUDING ELIMINATING ANY HOLE IN THE PATTERN DUE TO INITIAL RADIAL VELOCITY.

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