Air Force Research Laboratory – Munitions Directorate
The Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate develops conventional munitions technologies to provide the Air Force with a strong technology base upon which future air-delivered munitions can be developed to neutralize potential threats to the United States.
Compact high-bandwidth, low-signal-error waveguide
Compact inline two-way power combiner/divider in a waveguide structure
Efficient hexagonally sampled image processing
Hexagonally arranged data sampling elements improves image resolution
Low Alloy, High Impact Toughness Steel
Strength & toughness without expensive alloys. Superb material properties at -40C even in thick sections. In use by DoD.
Arming generator relocator adaptor
The present disclosure generally relates to an improved penetrator design and associated arming generator relocator adaptor. In some embodiments, the arming generator relocator adaptor is positioned external to the penetrator,…
Compact folded Y-junction waveguide
A high bandwidth, low signal error, compact waveguide includes a conductive body including a waveguide input portion and a plurality of waveguide output portions disposed coplanar with the input waveguide…
Array set addressing (ASA) for hexagonally arranged data...
A new method and apparatus for addressing hexagonally arranged data sampling elements is described. Array set addressing, or ASA, is a new method for capturing information from a hexagonal grid…
Impact igniting incendiary device for projectiles
An improved apparatus and method for fitting a normally non-explosive containing projectile with a spotting charge. A spotting charge capsule is inserted into an opening in the front of a…
Sculpted reactive liner with semi-cylindrical linear open cells
Bombs lined with reactive liners that improve the blast and fragmentation of the bombs is disclosed. The effect is caused by the Richtmyer-Meshkov instability which is introduced at the explosive/reactive…
Joining of tungsten alloys
A process of making useful shapes by joining of tungsten alloys. Joining of tungsten heavy alloys which are alloys typically made from W—Ni—Fe is used. These alloys are typically manufactured…
Spiral linear shaped charge jet
The invention represents a novel system for controlling the yield of an explosive charge that enables the explosive yield to be selected or decreased from full-yield detonation incrementally down to…
Linear cellular bomb case
A warhead consisting of a relatively thin metal shell casing and interior open linear cells which run throughout its length manufactured by electrical discharge machining and slip fitting.