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Patent
Corvid Technologies, Inc. | Date: 2011-08-23

A barrier for reduction of a shock wave. The barrier has a spatially graded structure in which a density of the structure varies across a thickness thereof. The graded structure includes a polymer having hollow containers dispersed in the polymer to provide the density of the graded structure. The barrier can be included in at least one of 1) an explosive device, 2) a war head, 3) a demolition charge, and 4) an explosive containment. These devices have an exterior housing and at least one partitioned segment inside the housing with the partitioned segment including the barrier for reduction of the shock wave. Partitioned sections of the explosive devices are selectively or in total detonated.


Patent
Corvid Technologies, Inc. | Date: 2011-09-02

An armor and a system for projectile neutralization. The armor has at least one serrated plate or louvered plate system. The serrated plate has a base, recessed lands, raised lands, and columnar projections extending from the recessed lands to the raised lands to form serrations on the serrated plate. The louvered plate system has a series of angled plates, a base, a top and a support structure connecting the louvered plates with the base and the top. The system has a serrated or louvered armor plate configured to reduce a kinetic energy of the projectile and re-orient the projectile upon rupture through the armor plate, and has a projectile-receptor configured to capture the projectile after rupture through the armor plate. Projectiles which impact on the serrated or louvered plate system have a kinetic energy thereof reduced and become re-oriented upon rupture through the serrated or louvered plate system.


Grant
Agency: Department of Defense | Branch: Missile Defense Agency | Program: SBIR | Phase: Phase I | Award Amount: 124.69K | Year: 2015

FCO is representative of a fuel fire scenario which is a clear danger to solid rocket motors during logistical and operational scenarios. Fuel fires carry a high risk of inducing violent reactions which exceed the safety envelope of the munitions and cause significant collateral damage. Current methods of alleviating this risk such as Thermally Initiated Venting Systems (TIVS) have had difficulties in attaining Type V reaction in large rocket motors greater than 12 inch diameter. Any system which includes energetic material is required to pass the FCO testing to obtain IM qualification and reach operational status. Innovative methods and technologies are needed for large rocket motors to help mitigate the hazards and pass the FCO test. Corvids approach focuses on improving the TIVS concept by developing novel methods and technologies to alleviate the secondary effects and shortcomings which have prevented it from attaining Type V burn in an FCO environemnt. Corvid will leverage high-fidelity computational modeling techniques and in-house high-performance supercomputing resources to develop and test TIVS concepts, design test prototypes, and evaluate test performance. Based on outcome of the modeling efforts, prototypes will be developed and validation testing will be conducted. Approved for Public Release 14-MDA-8047 (14 Nov 14)


Grant
Agency: Department of Defense | Branch: Air Force | Program: SBIR | Phase: Phase I | Award Amount: 146.40K | Year: 2015

ABSTRACT:Abstract: The objective of this effort is developing algorithms using sensor track data to detect, track, and classify TBM targets and predict TBM trajectory during boost phase. These algorithms will support engagement prioritization and optimize intercept probability for an airborne weapon layer of missile defense. Corvid proposes a multi-mode sensor suite of RF and IR sensors on the host airborne platform for an accurate airborne defense capability. Corvids innovation for this topic is the use of high fidelity radar sensor modeling capabilities to develop and test radar algorithms for various components of an airborne missile defense layer. The use of synthetic radar data will allow us to build a robust airborne weapon system against a variety of scenarios and ballistic missile threat classes. In Phase I we will demonstrate the ability to detect, track, and classify the threat, and lay the framework for a full sensor architecture for further refinement in Phase II.BENEFIT:This effort will produce a capability to supply algorithms within an HWIL environment for the Air Force and MDA. Potential customers include primes (Raytheon, LM) and the proposed work is synergetic with work being done at FFRDC laboratories (MIT/LL, JHU/APL) Methodologies developed under this effort have the potential to support the improvement of other sensor networks across MDA including satellites and flare tracking.


Grant
Agency: Department of Defense | Branch: Army | Program: SBIR | Phase: Phase II | Award Amount: 999.94K | Year: 2015

The overall goal of the proposed Phase II effort is to mature the concept of a blast-only CRAM warhead. The outcome of the Phase II will be a detailed warhead design, with accompanying lethality analysis to aid in implementing the warhead at a system level. Future development of a functional blast-only CRAM interceptor will be based upon the results of this Phase II effort.

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