Remote Deployment of Explosive Detection Material

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$499,947.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W15QKN-13-C-0085
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-5340
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
A12-007
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
Mechanical Solutions, Inc.
11 Apollo Drive, Whippany, NJ, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
015334899
Principal Investigator:
Paul Boyadjis
Principal Engineer
(973) 326-9920
pab@mechsol.com
Business Contact:
Karen Rizzi
General Manager
(973) 326-9920
ksr@mechsol.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
MSI successfully demonstrated modification of its existing extended range 40mm non-lethal munition to carry and deploy a molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) payload intended to detect and confirm explosives at 100m stand-off. Based on analysis and air-gun testing, as well as legacy performance of MSI's munition, key characteristics of the explosive detection munition include over 25 square inch coverage area, 90% accuracy to 100 meters, non-lethality, and leveraging the use of an existing launcher (M-203), in addition to the objective of conveyance of various marking and/ or noxious liquids or powders. The Phase I project starting point was a high-TRL extended range kinetic energy non-lethal 40mm munition, demonstrated to possess ballistic stability and accuracy at 100m, as developed under a previous Phase II/II Plus project funded by Picatinny Arsenal. In A12-007 Phase I, MSI succeeded in consistently achieving the coverage area and visibility requirements specified, demonstrating explosive detection feasibility. Phase II goals include: a) achieve TRL 6+ with special attention to statistical demonstration of coverage, accuracy, nonlethality, and manufacturability, b) expand the product to include alternate explosive material detection chemicals, and c) establish a larger family of 40 non-lethal mm projectiles to deliver IR marking material, pepper spray, etc.

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