Small low-cost energetic components for the Miniature Kill Vehicle (MKV)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,655.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00178-04-C-3068
Award Id:
69479
Agency Tracking Number:
B041-009-1821
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3292 E. Hemisphere Loop, Tucson, AZ, 85706
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
602374951
Principal Investigator:
RanjiVaidyanathan
Manager, Advanced Materia
(520) 434-6392
rkv@acrtucson.com
Business Contact:
BrettWaldo
Controller
(520) 573-6300
bwaldo@acrtucson.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
In this phase I SBIR program, Advanced Ceramics Research, Inc. (ACR) proposes the development of an innovative manufacturing technique for combination of energetic materials that can be manufactured into lightweight, fine-featured structural components for the DACS systems to enhance the lethality of a miniature kill vehicle. The proposed technique will leverage ACR's experience with gel-casting slurries into fine-featured molds. ACR will blend energetic materials and cast components of different sizes suitable for the miniature kill vehicle designs. These parts will have a porosity of 20-30% with the porosity increasing to 40-50% after the binder burnout phase. This porosity will then be infiltrated with a low melting temperature metal providing structural strength. This reaction would increase the lethality of the miniature kill vehicles by at least 50-75%. The advantage of this approach is that any of the DACS that are not fired would contribute to the enhanced lethality that is being planned to be achieved with miniature DACS systems.

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