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SIMULATION OF DUST CLOUDS FOR MISSILE COMPONENT TESTS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Award ID:
12526
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12526
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
General Sciences, Incorporated
205 Schoolhouse Road Souderton, PA 18964-2416
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: SIMULATION OF DUST CLOUDS FOR MISSILE COMPONENT TESTS
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $72,246.00
 

Abstract:

AN EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM IS PROPOSED TO INVESTIGATE THE TRANSFER OF PROVEN TECHNOLOGY PREVIOUSLY ADAPTED FOR SOUNDING ROCKET CHEMICAL RELEASES AND THERMAL SIMULATION, TO PROVIDE A DUST LADEN FIELD THAT SIMULATES A NUCLEAR BURST ENVIRONMENT. THIS INVESTIGATION PROPOSES THE USE OF AN EXOTHERMIC SOLID STATE PARTICLE/PARTICLE REACTION AND IN COMBINATION WITH INERT DUST PARTICLES, TO CREATE THE CLOUD REQUIREMENTS. EXPERIENCE HAS SHOW THAT THE REACTION PROVIDES OVER 95% OF THE MASS TO THE PARTICLE FIELD AS OPPOSED TO HIGH ENERGY EXPLOSIVES THAT PROVIDE LESS THAN 10% OF THE MASS TO THE PARTICLE FIELD (HENCE THE REQIREMENT OF HIGH DOSAGE LEVELS). MOREOVER, EXPERIENCE HAS SHOWN THAT THE CLOUD MASS DENSITY AND PARTICLE SIZE CAN BE CONTROLLED AS WELL AS THE CLOUD SIZE. IN ORDER TO MAXIMIZE THE FLIGHT DISTANCE WITH MINIMUM WEIGHT IT IS PROPOSED TO PRODUCE AN ELONGATED HIGH DENSITY CLOUD COMPOSED OF SEVERAL CLOUDS (IN SERIES GENERATED BY INDIVIDUAL CANISTERS). THE LOW RELEASE PRESSURE IN COMBINATION WITH PARTICULATE PRODUCTS (95% OF TOTAL) ALLOWS THE HIGHER DENSITY AS COMPARED TO THOSE GENERATED BY EXPLOSIVES. THE PROPOSED PROGRAM FEATURES A SUB-SCALE EXPERIMENT THAT ALLOWS FOR DIAGNOSTICS OF THE CLOUD DEVELOPMENT AND EFFECTIVENESS; FURTHER EVALUATION WILL UTILIZE STATE-OF-THE-ART RESPONSE CODES.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Peter D Zavitsanos
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

General Sciences Inc
205 Schoolhouse Rd Souderton, PA 18964

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