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SURFACTANT FOR PBX & TNT BASED SYSTEMS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
14958
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
14958
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MACH I Inc.
340 East Church Road King of Prussia, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: SURFACTANT FOR PBX & TNT BASED SYSTEMS
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $223,518.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROJECT WILL IDENTIFY AND CHARACTERIZE CANDIDATE SURFACTANTS FOR USE IN TWO DIFFERENT EXPLOSIVES SYSTEMS. THE OBJECTIVE IS TO IMPROVE PROCESSABILITY BY REDUCING VISCOSITY BY BETTER DISPERSION OF THE FILLERS. THIS WILL PERMIT HIGHER EXPLOSIVE FILLER LOADING (PBX AND TNT) AND/OR IMPROVE THE SUSPENSION OF SOLIDS (TNT). THIS PROJECT HAS A HIGH PROBABILITY OF SUCCESS. THE PROGRAM WILL SYSTEMATICALLY SELECT SURFACANTS, JUDICIOUSLY SCREEN AND EVALUATE FOR VISCOSITY REDUCTION, AND EVALUTE THE BEST OF THESE FOR COMPABILITY AND EFFECT ON BINDER MECHANICAL PROPERTIES. A GOOD DISPERSANT IS LIKELY TO SUSPEND WELL. PBXN-109 WILL BE USED AS A PROTOTYPE FOR PBX SYSTEMS (USING AMMONIUM SULFATE AS RDX SIMULANT). H-6 SIMULANT WILL BE USED AS A PROTOTYPE FOR TNT SYSTEMS. BETTER DISPERSION OF PARTICLES WITH SURFACTANTS SHOULD GIVE HIGHER TENSILE PROPERTIES AND IMPROVED SHOCK INSENSIVITY, AS CITED IN SEVERAL REFERENCES. THE DISPERSANTS FREQUENTLY ACT AS BONDING AGENTS ALSO.

Principal Investigator:

Mr Robert Taylor
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Mach I Inc.
340 East Church Road King Of Prussia, PA 19406

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