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UNIQUE TECHNIQUE FOR REAL TIME CHARACTERIZATION OF RDX/HMX BASED COMPOSITES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
3744
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
3744
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Brimrose Corporation of America
19 Loveton Circle Hunt Valley Loveton Center Sparks, MD 21152-9201
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: UNIQUE TECHNIQUE FOR REAL TIME CHARACTERIZATION OF RDX/HMX BASED COMPOSITES
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $549,660.00
 

Abstract:

NUMEROUS STUDIES CONDUCTED IN THE PAST HAVE CLEARLY ESTABLISHED THE STRONG CORRELATION BETWEEN THE MICROSTRUCTURE AND THE ENERGETIC PROPERTIES OF SOLID PROPELLANTS SUCH AS RDX,HMX, AL, NH(4)CL0(4), ETC. THE PRESENT STUDY WILL EXAMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING A NONCONTACT, NON-DESTRUCTIVE X-RAY TECHNIQUE DEVELOPED UNDER CURRENT ONR SPONSORSHIP FOR SUCCESSFULLY CHARACTERIZATING SOLID PROPELLANT COMPOSITES. THIS TECHNIQUE UTILIZIES A STATE-OF-THE-ART X-RAY DETECTOR SYSTEM FOR SIMULTANEOUSLY OBSERVING SEVERAL CONSTITUENT PHASES AND THEIR RELATIVE COMPOSITION IN COMPOSITE MIXTURES. X-RAY DIFFRACTOMETRY A WELL ESTABLISHED MICROSTRUCTURAL CHARACTERIZATION TOOL WILL BE THE FOCUS OF THIS STUDY. THE TECHNIQUE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE POSITION SENSITIVE DETECTOR (PSD) SYSTEM AND POWERFUL COMPUTERS CAN BE VERY EFFECTIVELY USED TO CHARACTERIZE SOLID PROPELLANT COMPOSITES IN REAL TIME. PHASE II WILL FOCUS ON DESIGNING AND FABRICATING SUCH A SYSTEM FOR PRODUCTION LINE APPLICATION TO MONITOR MATERIAL MICROSTRUCTURE IN REAL TIME.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Ronald G Rosemeier
3016685800

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Brimrose Corp. Of America
7720 Belair Rd Baltimore, MD 21236

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No