Computational Modeling for Combined Shock/Electromagnetic Initiation of Energetic Materials

Period of Performance: 03/28/2008 - 12/28/2008

$100K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Numerex
2309 Renard Place SE, Suite 220
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Principal Investigator

Abstract

In the interest of promoting precision strike and persistent area dominance, both key factors in the Global War on Terror, there is a need to develop novel means to control the explosive yield of compact munitions. We propose to develop state-of-the-art computational tools to model, design, and deploy advanced initiation technology to control the deflagration-to-detonation transition of high energy density materials, offering the flexibility to package said materials on a variety of platforms while retaining the capability to strike a range of targets with the low collateral damage needed for MOUT enviroments.