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Low-Cost Processing of Aluminum-Based Nanothermites

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
87464
Program Year/Program:
2009 / 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 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Low-Cost Processing of Aluminum-Based Nanothermites
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15QKN-09-C-0143
Award Amount: $729,993.00
 

Abstract:

Innovative Materials and Processes, LLC proposes to develop and demonstrate a high throughput mixing/metering.drying system to enable i) scale-up water-based production of Al-Bi2O3 superhtermite and ii) assembly of medium caliber electric primers using this superthermite material. The R&D project includes specific tasks: 1) optimization of electrical and mechanical properties of Al-Bi2O3 nanothermite mixture to meet required specification of electric primers, 2) optimization of mixing, metering, and drying parameters for wet-loaded electric primers, and 3)testing of assembled medium caliber electric primers. Successful implementation of novel high throughput mixing/metering/drying system will enable large scale production of various types of primers. It is anticipated to explore the use of inexpensive aluminum nanoflakes in electric primer furmulations.

Principal Investigator:

Jacek J. Swiatkiewicz
Senior Scientist
6053902564
swiatkiewicz@imp-co.com

Business Contact:

Jan A. Puszynski
Executive Manager
6053902564
puszynski@imp-co.com
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