High Velocity Insensitive Launch Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,832.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-12-C-0020
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
11SB2-0031
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB112-002
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
1832 180th St. SE, Bothell, WA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
086581902
Principal Investigator:
JerryBerg
Program Manager
(425) 487-4020
jerry.berg@systima.com
Business Contact:
TomPrenzlow
President
(425) 487-4020
tom.prenzlow@systima.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
Systima is proposing to develop an end-to-end integrated solution to provide a high velocity, Long Range Ram Accelerator Mobile Field Howitzer (LRRAM-FH) system that will dramatically increase velocity and range capabilities over conventional artillery. The ram accelerator launcher will accelerate the projectiles to velocities greater than 2 km/s, which will extend the capability of modern kinetic weapons and kinetic energy levels. LRRAM-FH design will maximize the mission effectiveness by providing a long range strike capability within existing artillery units while not adversely increasing logistics requirements. The LRRAM-FH would integrate existing infrastructure for training/elevating the tube and fire control systems. The LRRAM-FH will have adequate mobility to be integrated within existing remote firebases. The ram accelerator is a hypervelocity launcher that has been demonstrated with muzzle velocity up to 2.7 km/s. A new configuration offers significant performance gains over conventional ram accelerators and improved field-ability. Use of kinetic energy rather than high explosives will help these high velocity projectiles be insensitive material (IM) compliant. This in turn improves the system"s performance in the field and provides increased value to the warfighter. Systima will develop the concept and evaluate integration/application methods/designs to optimize the performance during the Phase I program.

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