Maritime Lethality Analysis Toolset
Navy SBIR FY2018.1


Sol No.: Navy SBIR FY2018.1
Topic No.: N181-008
Topic Title: Maritime Lethality Analysis Toolset
Proposal No.: N181-008-0778
Firm: Karagozian and Case, Inc.
700 N. Brand Blvd.
Suite 700
Glendale, California 91203
Contact: Joseph Abraham
Phone: (818) 240-1919
Web Site: http://www.kcse.com
Abstract: Karagozian & Case Inc., Cobia Research, and Applied Research Associates are proposing a Phase I SBIR to develop an innovative physics-based lethality toolset that can be used to analyze the effects of multiple weapons against maritime targets. The toolset must be able to consider combined effects from the multi-physics modules to predict the structural response of the target when subjected to weapon lethality analysis. Among them, modules for the calculation of detonation effects, structural analysis, weapon fragmentation, kinetic energy penetrators effect, shape charges effect, are present. The toolset will leverage existing capabilities for geometry handling (e.g. BRL CAD). The application will provide a Monte Carlo simulation feature that can vary the weaponâ?Ts terminal impact conditions and perform statistical variations of other input parameters in a scalable and efficient fashion. The software will be packaged leveraging the already existing Modeling & Simulation platform, Endgame Framework.
Benefits: The anticipate benefits of this research are the development of a fast-running software usable on desktop machines capable of analyzing the effects of multiple weapons against maritime targets. The capability will enable DoD engineers to assess performance of existing weapons as well as new weapon concepts with a set of physics-based tools that yield high-fidelity predictions. Moreover, the community will be provided with an expandable and scalable toolset that can host future enhancements from multiple actors within the Navy.

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