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Anti-Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) Technologies

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-04-M-0389
Agency Tracking Number: N042-902-0778
Amount: $99,989.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-902
Solicitation Number: 2004.2
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2004
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2004-08-25
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2005-02-28
Small Business Information
1508 E. 7th St.
Anderson, IN 46012
United States
DUNS: 012237835
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Pete Bitar
 (765) 641-9865
Business Contact
 Pete Bitar
Title: President
Phone: (765) 641-9865
Research Institution

The StunStrike IOD (Incoming Ordnance Detonator) would be tuned to pre-detonate and RPG by stimulating the piezo-electric crystals used in the detonator through a high-frequency, high voltage electrical pulse from a tuned, artificial lightning spark. The effect of the spark would also transmit through the housing of the RPG to detonate the explosive itself. In addition, the RF generated by the directionalized plasma field could be enough to resonate the piezo-electric crystals sufficiently to pre-detonate the device well before it came within spark range. The ability to use a directed-energy approach like this would create a virtual "force field" around US assets in RPG-rich environments.

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