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Reactive-Fiber-Reinforced Composites as Structural Materials

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Award ID:
74393
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
T051-002-0160
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
DE Technologies Inc.
100 Queens Drive King of Prussia, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Reactive-Fiber-Reinforced Composites as Structural Materials
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Contract: HDTRA1-05-P-0146
Award Amount: $99,423.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to develop reactive composite materials with sufficient strength and stiffness to serve as structural components for penetrating weapons and other munitions. The composites will consist of two materials that react with each other, in either oxidation-reduction (such as in a thermite) or bimetallic reactions. One component will be in the form of fiber, wire, or wire-mesh, within a bonding matrix of the other component or a third material, such as epoxy or other polymer. The result will be a fiber-reinforced composite material with substantial strength and stiffness properties that can be tailored to specific applications, while providing significant thermal energy release on impact. This greater energy on impact will provide increased weapons effectiveness, including in defeating hard and deeply buried targets. Various material systems and conventional composites fabrication techniques will be investigated.

Principal Investigator:

William J. Flis
Director of Research
6102709700
flis@detk.com

Business Contact:

Robert D. Ciccarelli
Vice President
6102709700
ciccarelli@detk.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

DE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
3620 Horizon Drive King of Prussia, PA 19406

EIN/Tax ID: 232728684
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No