Enhancement of Penetration Capability of Light Warheads Into Hardened Walls.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,997.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-10-C-0157
Agency Tracking Number:
A093-130-1128
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
A09-130
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
General Sciences, Incorporated
205 Schoolhouse Road, Souderton, PA, 18964
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
122998925
Principal Investigator:
Charles Files
V P Research & Development
(215) 723-8588
GSI@general-sciences.com
Business Contact:
Peter Zavitsanos
President
(215) 723-8588
wong.renee@tiaxllc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The changing aspects of enemy threats requires that our defense tactics be modified in order to optimize war fighting effectiveness. Urban targets at one time focused on armored vehicles and tanks, however, as the enemy has changed to a more terroristic type of fighter the targets have become the people which are usually inside barricades, bunkers and buildings. This requires a more effective man-portable penetrating device capable of penetrating the targets and eliminating the personnel inside. An enhancement is needed to allow for better wall breaching capability by the light warheads in order to create behind penetration damage and wall collapse. A technique to provide this enhancement would be to enlarge the penetration hole to allow for larger follow through charges thus delivering greater target damage and behind the wall effects. General Sciences, Inc. (GSI) proposes the use of reactive linear shaped charges that can be configured as light warheads to enhance effectiveness against these targets by providing more target breakup, larger penetrating holes and behind penetrations effects (fire and blast)

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