Enhancing HTK Lethality Modeling Tools

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-09-C-7042
Agency Tracking Number: B073-020-0488
Amount: $600,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA07-020
Solicitation Number: 2007.3
Small Business Information
2711 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 200, Airport Plaza I, Arlington, VA, 22202
DUNS: 122900918
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 George Stejic
 President
 (540) 722-4884
 gstejic@tesla.net
Business Contact
 Patrick James
Title: Vice President
Phone: (608) 334-4824
Email: pijames@tesla.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Existing M&S engineering tools fail to accurately model new weapons lethality enhancing (LE) phenomena so new a fast-running endgame lethality simulation program was developed. During Phase I fragment flood loading (FFL) effects were successfully incorporated into the Tesla Lethality Simulator and analysis with the tool clearly demonstrated that accounting for FFL effects dramatically changes lethality predictions along with several more subtle effects important to weapon design and use. Phase II will build on Phase I accomplishments to create a system’s view M&S tool for exploring the overall utility and practicality of HTK lethality enhancing options. The TLS will be extended to rapidly deal with a larger number of projectiles. It will also be enhanced to encompass several added lethality phenomenologies relevant to new advanced LE options. Specifically: Reactive material lethality effects, projectile fragmentation, and the vaporization of material by impacts. Finally, the work will be thoroughly documented to capture all the salient developments.

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