Kinetic Energy Penetrator Payload for EX 172 Cargo Round

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$2,496,640.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00178-05-C-1012
Agency Tracking Number:
N031-1514
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
N03-064
Solicitation Number:
2003.1
Small Business Information
VERITAY TECHNOLOGY, INC.
4845 Millersport Highway P.O. Box 305, East Amherst, NY, 14051
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
101265445
Principal Investigator:
Randy Salizzoni
Principal Engineer
(716) 689-0177
rsalizzoni@veritay.com
Business Contact:
James Barnes
President/CEO
(716) 689-0177
jbarnes@veritay.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Veritay proposes to continue development of an expulsion system for a 5-inch gun round that dispenses numerous kinetic energy penetrators as the round approaches the target. One of the most important aspects of the design involves devising a system for effectively dispensing the payload from inside the round to create a uniform penetrator pattern over a large footprint. Additionally, they must be dispersed at a high-velocity in a controlled manner to ensure maximum penetration and lethality. An existing round, the MK-182 Kinetic-Energy Electronic-Timed round, dispenses tungsten alloy BBs out the rear of the projectile at a velocity of 150 ft/sec. The objective of the proposed Phase II effort is to develop a system that will deploy the non-energetic payload in the forward direction rather than the rearward direction. In so doing, the payload kinetic energy can be increased by 2-5 times, thereby substantially increasing the lethality of the round. The specific objectives of the Phase II effort are to refine the Phase I design to maximize the forward payload expulsion velocity and improve the penetrator dispersion characteristics. The development effort will focus on component development and integration with a full-scale functional demonstration at the conclusion of the Phase II program.

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