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.
Improved reactive liner for warheads
Liner design creates smaller and faster-moving fragments upon detonation of the warhead
General purpose bomb or unitary penetrating warhead
Linear layout of explosives within the bomb leads to faster detonation and greater destructive force
Linear shaped charge jet initiation system
Tunable explosion from full-yield detonation down to low-yield detonation
Retrofit that adds a spotting charge to shells
Addition of visual and audible impact signature for non-explosive containing ammunition and other projectiles provides immediate accuracy assessment at reduced cost
Process for making large tungsten alloy structures
Brick and mortar approach wherein smaller segments of this alloy (low length to diameter ratio) are joined together to produce a larger part with...
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