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Novel High Density Structural Reactive Materials

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
87133
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-042-0410
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: 2008
Title: Novel High Density Structural Reactive Materials
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15QKN-09-C-0030
Award Amount: $69,988.00
 

Abstract:

Materials and Manufacturing Systems, Inc. (MATSYS) proposes to develop novel high density, high strength, and highly reactive materials for the enhancement of munitions lethality. This effort will combine our unique expertise in instrumented-Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) with new approaches in powder blend design to develop a new generation of cost-efficient, high strength and highly reactive materials. The proposed material system will have a blend of three elemental and compound powders. 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 demand. 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, optimization of mixtures of interest, and insertion of this new class of materials. MATSYS will demonstrate the versatility of the approach by fabricating fully dense, high strength and highly reactive materials that will enhance the munitions lethality by releasing a large amount of exothermal heat upon target impact.

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