Strongly Bonded Heavy Reactive Metal Composites
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
The Navy has a need for high density composites for advanced warheads. Billets of a heavy metal combined with a reactive metal have shown promise. However, the materials demonstrated to date have been lacking in density and strength. This proposed Phase I program will build on the success MER has had in developing composite penetrators for the Air Force which combine a heavy metal such as Ta or W with a reactive metal such as Zr. The resultant materials have demonstrated a combination of high density, reactivity, and high strength in gun launch and explosive launch testing. Composites will be made in compositions specified by the Navy using a low cost rapid manufacturing process which is in place at MER.
Small Business Information at Submission:
MATERIALS & ELECTROCHEMICAL RESEARCH (MER) CORP.
7960 S. Kolb Rd. Tucson, AZ 85706
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