Enhancement of Penetration Capability of Light Warheads Into Hardened Walls.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-11-C-0226
Agency Tracking Number: A2-4413
Amount: $716,690.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solitcitation Year: 2009
Solitcitation Topic Code: A09-130
Solitcitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
General Sciences, Incorporated
205 Schoolhouse Road, Souderton, PA, 18964
Duns: 000000000
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Peter Zavitsanos
 President, Principal Inve
 (215) 723-8588
 gsi@general-sciences.com
Business Contact
 Evelyn Downs
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (215) 723-8588
Email: gsi@general-sciences.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) have seen a shift in targets from armored vehicles and tanks to structures and buildings, where the current shaped charge devices do not provide sufficient after-penetration effects to neutralize personnel within the structural targets nor do they create large enough penetration holes to allow for follow through charges to be effectively used against structural targets. The effectiveness of theses warheads is limited to the narrow path of the jet and the resulting small hole. General Sciences, Inc. (GSI) successfully demonstrated enhanced damage in simulated wall targets using reactive shaped charge liners, compared to conventional copper liners. In this Phase II effort, GSI will enhance the characterization of the candidate reactive materials, develop simulations that show the expected target damage as a function of liner configuration, and demonstrate more sophisticated liners against higher fidelity targets.

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