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Payload Expulsion for Hardened-Target Penetrators

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F08630-03-C-0023
Agency Tracking Number: 021MN-2111
Amount: $749,999.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2003
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
4845 Millersport Highway, P.O. Box 305
East Amherst, NY 14051
United States
DUNS: 101265445
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Randy Salizzoni
 Principal Engineer
 (716) 689-0177
Business Contact
 James Barnes
Title: President/CEO
Phone: (716) 689-0177
Research Institution

The objective of the proposed program is to develop a payload expulsion system for a munition capable of attacking hardened high-value targets far underground. Munition payloads will be specially designed to neutralize/defeat specific targets, such asfacilities pertaining to weapons of mass destruction, without causing excessive collateral damage. Based on information generated by a sophisticated fuze, the expulsion system is required to eject the payload at near-zero velocity relative to the voidtarget space. The proposed Phase II effort will design, develop and demonstrate a propellant charge and smart ignition system capable of creating a range of expulsion velocities relative to the penetrating munition as required to achieve zero velocity in the voidspace. Much of the experimental work will be performed at mid (40 percent) scale; however, the Phase II effort will result in the design and test of the critical components for a full-scale expulsion system. A simulation capability that includes theparameters and physical phenomena of the expulsion event will be developed and validated using mid-scale and full-scale test data to provide a solid foundation for Phase III munition development.

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