Kinetic Fireball

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Contract: HDTRA1-04-C-0048
Agency Tracking Number: T021-0097
Amount: $749,953.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF02-166
Solicitation Number: 2002.1
Solicitation Year: 2002
Award Year: 2004
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2004-09-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2006-09-29
Small Business Information
14944 Culley Court, Suite 3, Victorville, CA, 92392
DUNS: 008668480
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kevin Mahaffy
 Principal Investigator
 (760) 843-8182
Business Contact
 Kevin Mahaffy
Title: Preseident & CEO
Phone: (760) 843-8182
Research Institution
The objective of the proposed project is to demonstrate the feasibility and military utility of employing a BLU-109 penetrator munition filled with an optimized load of Kinetic Fireball Incendiaries to neutralize biological and chemical agents that are stored in hardened bunkers. These innovative, self-propelled Fireballs, based on state-of-the art solid rocket propellant, are also capable of causing substantial incendiary damage throughout targeted structures. This is accomplished by highly effective convective heating of the interior of the facility to temperatures in excess of 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit for the extended period of time necessary to accomplish complete destruction while avoiding massive explosive effects, which could result in the release of dangerous agents into the environment. During the proposed effort, a set of optimized Fireballs with various sizes and functions will be designed and demonstrated. At the conclusion of the project, a BLU-109 sized load of Fireballs will be deployed in a highly instrumented, multi-room bunker to measure the effects of these munitions on biological and chemical agents and the structures that contain them.

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