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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:
2006 / 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 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Novel Reactive Structural Materials
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Contract: HDTRA1-07-C-0001
Award Amount: $353,250.00
 

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 existence of three different powders will allow for tailoring of the mechanical and reactive properties of the composite by varying the volume fraction of each element, and its particle size. The feasibility of this approach was successfully demonstrated in the Phase I project by the consolidation of a powder blend to full density below the reaction temperature. The fully dense compact was reactive and had good mechanical properties. MATSYS proposes to develop the tools for design with this new class of material, design and optimize powder blend formulations for DoD applications, and demonstrate the approach by fabrication of components for sub-scale prototype weapon effects and lethality tests. A successful field demonstration will greatly enhance the insertion of this new class of materials into new military applications.

Principal Investigator:

Tony F. Zahrah
President
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