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Ultrafine grained tungsten-based kinetic energy penetrators

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
62860
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A022-1427
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NEI Corporation
400 E Apgar Drive Somerset, NJ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Ultrafine grained tungsten-based kinetic energy penetrators
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15QKN-04-C-1122
Award Amount: $729,998.00
 

Abstract:

Phase I work demonstrated that ultrafine grained tungsten-based materials, which are an alternative to depleted uranium (DU) used in kinetic energy (KE) penetrators, can be synthesized by consolidating nanostructured powders. This was made possible due to innovations in synthesis and processing of nanostructured tungsten-based powders. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time ever that an average grain size of a few hundred nanometers has been obtained in high density tungsten samples through a powder consolidation approach. Such ultrafine grained tungsten-based materials have the potential to display exceptional dynamic mechanical behavior that is most ideal for armor piercing penetrators. These results provide the basis for a Phase II program, where the primary objective is to make available to the Army prototypes of a new generation of ultrafine grained tungsten-based KE penetrators. Our approach, which includes near net shape consolidation, is built upon aspects of powder metallurgy as practiced in the industry, thereby making the transition from laboratory scale to industrial scale realistic. One industrial manufacturer is partnered with NEI in the Phase II program to enable rapid commercialization.

Principal Investigator:

Ganesh Skandan
Chief Executive Officer
7328681906
gskandan@neicorporation.com

Business Contact:

Ganesh Skandan
Chief Executive Officer
7328681906
gskandan@neicorporation.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NEI CORP.
Suite 102/103, 201 Circle Drive Piscataway, NJ 08854

EIN/Tax ID: 223568329
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No