NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR IMPROVED SIMULATION OF NUCLEAR WEAPON EFFECTS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Amount:
$528,600.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
12251
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Ares Corp.
1111 N 19th St - Ste 305, Arlington, VA, 22209
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Clifford Mclain
(703) 525-0211
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE ARES CORPORATION HAS TEAMED WITH THE CALIFORNIA MUNITIONS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (CAMDEC) TO PROPOSE AN INNOVATIVE CONCEPT FOR IMPROVING THE FIDELITY AND FLEXIBILITY OF HE NUCLEAR EFFECTS SIMULATION. THIS CONCEPT OFFERS A SIMPLE, LOW COST, UNIFORM, AND HOMOGENEOUS TEST CHARGE THROUGH THE USE OF A CONSUMABLE CONTAINER, WHICH ITSELF TAKES PART IN THE DETONATION PROCESS ELIMINATING CONTAINER DEBRIS AS A TEST ENVIRONMENT CONTAMINANT. THIS CONCEPT USES A FIBER REINFORCED BLASTING AGENT HELD IN A RUBBER LIKE MATRIX TO ACHIEVE A CONTAINER HAVING STRUCTURAL STRENGTH, WHICH ASSUMES THE DESIRED HE CHARGE GEOMETRIC CONFIGURATION WHEN FILLED WITH BLASTING AGENT (ANFO). THE CONTAINER CONSTRUCTION IS MUCH LIKE THAT OF A LARGE LOW PRESSURE TIRE. THE HIGH STRENGTH, HYDROCARBON, CONTAINER REINFORCING FIBERS WILL BE LARGELY CONSUMED DURING THE BLAST AND, IN ANY EVENT, WILL NOT FORM LARGE PARTICLES. INERT COMPONENTS WILL CONSTITUTE LESS THAN 0.2% OF THE TOTAL HE CHARGE. THE COMPLIANT CONTAINER ALSO PERMITS SIMPLE LOW COST FOOTINGS FOR GROUND MOUNTED CHARGES, AND SIMPLE SUSPENDED CHARGE SYSTEMS. IN SUMMARY, THE ARES TEAM CONCEPT PROVIDES A TECHNIQUE WHEREBY HE SIMULATION CHARGES CAN SUPPORT A WIDE VARIETY OF CONFIGURATIONS AND PROVIDE THE EFFECT OF A HOMOGENEOUS COMPLETELY BARE CHARGE WITH THE STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF A CONTAINED CHARGE.

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