Anti-Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) Technologies

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Amount:
$99,989.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-04-M-0389
Agency Tracking Number:
N042-902-0778
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
N04-902
Solicitation Number:
2004.2
Small Business Information
XTREME ADS (ALTERNATIVE DEFENSE SYSTEMS)
1508 E. 7th St., Anderson, IN, 46012
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
012237835
Principal Investigator
 Pete Bitar
 President
 (765) 641-9865
 xtreme1@lycos.com
Business Contact
 Pete Bitar
Title: President
Phone: (765) 641-9865
Email: xtreme1@lycos.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
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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