Rocket Assisted Safe Projectile (RASP)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: M67854-04-C-6004
Agency Tracking Number: N022-0469
Amount: $599,891.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2002
Solicitation Topic Code: N02-119
Solicitation Number: 2002.2
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
 Eric Schmidt
 Principle Investigator
 (760) 843-8182
Business Contact
 Kevin Mahaffy
Title: President & CEO
Phone: (760) 843-8182
Research Institution
The overall objective of the project described in this proposal is to design and develop the technology for a non-lethal munition for area denial to personnel. This projectile delivers relatively the same quantity and quality of force to targets that range from just in front of the launcher to a target as far away as two kilometers. This is achieved by a carefully engineered projectile that flies at a nearly constant velocity and then changes its configuration just prior to impacting the target. This project is also designed to deliver secondary payloads as it performs its primary kinetic impact function. Secondary payloads will include electro-incapacitation systems. The proposed technology is a new application of existing civilian technology and hence can be manufactured at low cost. Eventually, the non-lethal weapon will be deployed from robotic platforms in order to automate the area denial to personnel mission. The proposed project will design, fabricate, flight test and finally demonstrate the ability strike simulated human target at a variety of ranges.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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