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Low-Cost Processing of Aluminum-Based Nanothermites

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
87464
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-020-0970
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
INNOVATIVE MATERIALS & PROCESSES, LLC
8420 Blackbird Ct. Rapid City, SD -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Low-Cost Processing of Aluminum-Based Nanothermites
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68936-08-C-0046
Award Amount: $79,999.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed Phase I SBIR work is focused on development and testing of a continuous process for mixing of binary nanopowders in a micro-mixer system. The main focus will be on safe mixing of aluminum and bismuth trioxide or iron oxide nanopowders in water for their application as percussion primers or components of low energy initiators. The effectiveness of mixing in the continuous micro-mixer will be evaluated by testing the resulting mixture using impact sensitivity devices and the measurement of released energy. The effectiveness of the proposed micromixer will be also tested using non aqueous liquid system. The R&D work will be conducted using both commercially available and inexpensive aluminum nanopowders formed using proprietary IMP process. This new mixing process will be integrated with a drying device in order to effectively and safely remove water from the resulting mixture.

Principal Investigator:

Jacek Swiatkiewicz
Senior Research Scientist
6054844408
puszynski@earthlink.net

Business Contact:

Margaret Puszynski
Manager
6053902564
puszynski@earthlink.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

INNOVATIVE MATERIALS & PROCESSES, LLC
8420 Blackbird Ct. Rapid City, SD 57702

EIN/Tax ID: 460453312
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No