Lightweight Energy-Deposition IED Blast and Momentum Bypass/Mitigation

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$500,000.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-13-C-0258
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N121-081-0510
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N121-081
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
1665 E. 18th Street, Suite 112, Tucson, AZ, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
058268652
Principal Investigator:
Kevin Kremeyer
VP of Research
(520) 903-2345
kremeyer@physics-math.com
Business Contact:
Margaret Chiang
Director of Advanced Prog
(310) 261-2075
margaret.chiang@physics-math.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
The proposed effort will characterize the effect demonstrated in the preceding Phase I effort, in which energy was deposited in the air under a vehicle, in order to create low-density channels within the air. These low-density channels underneath the vehicle were demonstrated to preferentially guide high-pressure blast gases out from under the vehicle at high speed, thereby relieving the pressure under the vehicle and mitigating the upward force on it from said blast gases. In the proposed Phase II effort, we will experimentally investigate/demonstrate the effect we observed in our Phase I computational fluid dynamics effort. In addition to continuing our modeling effort, we will perform measurements to determine the degree to which the computational results capture the experimental dynamics. This will be accomplished through parametric studies, both computationally as well as experimentally, to the degree possible. For the proposed Phase II Option effort, we intend to add soil (sand), to determine its effect on the gas dynamics and our technique's ability to mitigate the effect of the blast gases under these circumstances.

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