Two-Material Penetrator Nose for Penetrating Both Sand and Concrete

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,773.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8651-10-M-0220
Agency Tracking Number:
F093-096-1923
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF093-096
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
DE Technologies Inc.
100 Queens Drive, King of Prussia, PA, 19406
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
William Flis
Director of Research
(610) 337-2800
flis@detk.com
Business Contact:
Robert Ciccarelli
Vice President, Engineering
(610) 337-2800
ciccarelli@detk.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
We propose to improve earth-penetrator performance against layered targets including soils and concrete by determining appropriate materials for a first-stage sand penetrating nose, and optimizing nose geometry for sand penetration. An analytical and/or computational study will narrow the options for each approach, and limited small scale tests will be conducted to verify material behavior under laboratory conditions. Once candidate materials have been identified, we will develop means for implementing the novel nose materials into a removable nose on a steel penetrator. BENEFIT: This program will enhance the capability of penetrating weapons that are under development by increasing the probability that the weapons will reach their intended targets. These technologies will also enable greater success for data-gathering space probes that are designed as planetary penetrators.

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