Novel Light-weight Warhead for Breaching and Destroying Hardened Structures

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-10-C-0163
Agency Tracking Number: A093-130-1087
Amount: $119,908.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: A09-130
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
4600 East West Hwy, Suite 500, Bethesda, MD, 20814
DUNS: 153640735
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Fred Grace
 Senior Scientist
 (301) 680-8600
Business Contact
 Eric Enig
Title: President
Phone: (301) 680-8600
Research Institution
Enig Associates, Inc. is proposing an innovative and novel electrical approach, using pulsed power to convert explosive chemical energy into lethal jets to attack MOUT targets when fired from light weapons. The device is in the form of a precursor warhead optimized to maximize cavity diameter in brick and concrete targets so that a maximum size follow-through munition can be delivered within combatant structures. The overall warhead is compatible with weight and size constraints of light weapons having diameters of 66 to 84 mm. Further the precursor device will be completely autonomous carrying minimum power on-board to seed the pulsed power system and start the energy harvesting process. Electrical energy generated will power liners of metal and reactive materials into jet penetrators that represent more effective precursors to facilitate main munition lethality. Teaming partners Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control (TX) and Nammo Talley (AZ) will provide assistance in identifying systems requirements leading to weaponization of the proposed technology.

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