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Novel Reactive Structural Materials

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Award ID:
74397
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
T051-002-0062
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MATSYS, Inc.
45490 Ruritan Circle Sterling, VA 20164-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Novel Reactive Structural Materials
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Contract: HDTRA1-05-P-0109
Award Amount: $99,978.00
 

Abstract:

Materials and Manufacturing Systems, Inc. (MATSYS) proposes to develop novel reactive structural materials for the enhancement of munitions lethality. This effort will combine our unique expertise in instrumented-Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) with new approaches in intermetallic design to develop a new generation of cost-efficient, high strength and reactive composites. The proposed material system will have a blend of three elemental powders, consisting of two highly reactive materials interspersed with a reactive "binder" material. The powder blend will be consolidated to full density to maximize the mechanical properties, and below the reaction temperature to preserve the energy for release upon target impact. The existence of three different powders will allow for tailoring of mechanical and reactive properties of the composite by varying the volume fraction of each element, and adjusting the particle size. MATSYS high temperature sensor for real-time monitoring of HIP combined with our consolidation models will enable rapid characterization of densification of powder mixtures, identification of mixtures of interest, and insertion of this new class of materials. MATSYS will demonstrate the versatility of the approach by fabricating high strength and reactive composites that will enhance the munitions lethality by releasing a large amount of exothermal heat upon target impact.

Principal Investigator:

Tony F. Zahrah
Principal Investigator
7039640400
zahrah@matsys.com

Business Contact:

Tony F. Zahrah
President
7039640400
zahrah@matsys.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MATSYS, INC.
504 Shaw Road Suite 215 Sterling, VA 20166

EIN/Tax ID: 521908990
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No