Enhancement of Penetration Capability of Light Warheads Into Hardened Walls.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$716,690.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W31P4Q-11-C-0226
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4413
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
A09-130
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
205 Schoolhouse Road, Souderton, PA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
122998925
Principal Investigator:
Peter Zavitsanos
President, Principal Inve
(215) 723-8588
gsi@general-sciences.com
Business Contact:
Evelyn Downs
Contracts Manager
(215) 723-8588
gsi@general-sciences.com
Research Institution:
Stub




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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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