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A Process to Produce High-Purity Encapsulated Particulates in Large Quantities

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
77460
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-083-0214
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
FEDERAL TECHNOLOGY GROUP, INC.
Enterprise Professional Center 235 S. Enterprise Blvd Bozeman, MT 59718 6062
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: A Process to Produce High-Purity Encapsulated Particulates in Large Quantities
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911QX-08-C-0072
Award Amount: $729,990.00
 

Abstract:

In Phase I of this project, FTG researchers showed that complete and uniform coatings of metal-coated particulates provide a mechanism for improving particle distribution, enhancing mechanical properties of fabricated components, and significantly improving the performance of reactive materials. This permits the creation of fully dense and high-quality MMCs for the production of bulk materials/coatings/components with specific engineered properties. These can significantly increase the lethality of various weapons systems, such as bullets, rockets, shape charges and mortars. We have achieved excellent results in creating new and highly reactive intermetallic and thermic materials composed of mixtures of finely divided particles of the reaction partners. Metallic reaction partners of small metal-coated particles maximize effective surface area and are intimately coated for good contact. These uniform coatings provide for even distribution through the bulk reactive material, enabling fast and complete reactions. Ni-Al and Cu-W composites exhibit high-bond strengths, and uniform homogeneity is achieved without clustering. Resulting components show dramatically improved structural strengths, and have 100% consolidation equal to theoretical properties with little to no apparent porosity or inherent material defects. To effectively compete against nanoparticles, the focus of Phase II will be to introduce nanomaterials by coating nanostructured materials made up of nanograins.

Principal Investigator:

Pay Yih
Technical Director
2166881556
payyih@fedtechgroup.com

Business Contact:

Todd G. Johnson
Executive Director
4065862997
toddjohnson@fedtechgroup.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

FEDERAL TECHNOLOGY GROUP, INC.
Enterprise Professional Center 235 S. Enterprise Blvd Bozeman, MT 59718

EIN/Tax ID: 331010642
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No