Rhamm is currently in phase II of this SBIR.
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this effort is to develop engineering models and computer codes that would predict the damaging effects of reactive interceptors on targets of interest such as ICBMs, tactical ballistic missiles to include chemical and biological submunitions, etc. Specificaly, along with the structural parameters,pressure gradients, etc. the chemical exothermicity of reactive interceptors will be incorporated into the models.
DESCRIPTION: The Army is striving to develop more effective interceptor systems. Interceptors utilizing reactive materials offer the potential of enhanced effectiveness over conventional interceptors. Analytical tools are required to evaluate new interceptor concepts, optimize their designs, and evaluate their effectiveness. Testing of reactive interceptors is expensive, results can not be extrapolated, and use of hydrocodes is limited by the absence of the chemical and physical phenomena taking place during the interaction period. Therefore, there is a need to develop new modeling concepts which incorporates the chemistry and the properties of the reactive materials in order to predict behavior of reactive interceptors and target response and damage accurately