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Reactive Coating Materials as Lethality Enhancers

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Award ID:
74396
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
T051-002-0184
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Structured Materials Industries
201 Circle Drive North Unit # 102 Piscataway, NJ 08854-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Reactive Coating Materials as Lethality Enhancers
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Contract: HDTRA1-05-P-0140
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

In this SBIR Phase I/II effort, Structured Materials Industries, Inc. (SMI) will develop and demonstrate a thin film coating technology that can serve as both lethality enhancers and as functional coatings for munitions. The goal of this project is twofold: 1) we will fabricate and characterize reactive thin films that rapidly release large quantities of thermal energy and 2) we will develop a technology to manufacture lethality enhancing coatings based on such thin films. Reactive thin films are comprised of multilayer compositions of nano-energetic materials. Total film thickness typically is on the order of 1 - 10 um, with individual layer thickness ranging from 10 nm to 100 nm. Multilayer films are typically formed by alternating layers of a metal such as Al a with metal oxides such as CuO or Fe2O3. The potential of these materials to release large quantities of thermal energy is well established. The feasibility of energetic materials in thin film form has previously been demonstrated in an Al/CuO system. In this SBIR effort, SMI proposes to further develop reactive thin film technology to allow for larger quantities of thermal energies to be released upon ignition so as to make implementation in future weapons possible.

Principal Investigator:

Edwin M. Dons
Scientist
7323029274
edons@structuredmaterials.com

Business Contact:

Gary S. Tompa
President
7323029274
gstompa@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

STRUCTURED MATERIALS INDUSTRIES
Suite 103, 201 Circle Drive Piscataway, NJ 08854

EIN/Tax ID: 223175106
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No