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Mass Fabrication of MEMS-based Micro Detonator Technology

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
68025
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-4151
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Tanner Research, Inc.
825 S. Myrtle Ave. Monrovia, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Mass Fabrication of MEMS-based Micro Detonator Technology
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15QKN-04-C-1058
Award Amount: $119,957.00
 

Abstract:

Tanner Research proposes to leverage an ongoing four-year development effort, supporting ARDEC Warhead and Energetic Directorate in part, to implement low-cost micro- energetics devices for use as `nano-scale' initiators and detonators. Tanner's micro-energetics devices are currently 2.5mm and mass fabricated in silicon and glass with the energetics applied during a post-processing procedure. The complete detonator device requires about 50 ¿joules at 3vDC for initiation. Tanner will develop two MEMS-based mass fabrication techniques to demonstrate processes for single-point and multi-point precision-application detonators. For example, high volume, high throughput manufacturing and loading is facilitated by fabricating the initiator/energetics on a cost effective substrate. Tanner contends that detonators can be mass-produced at approximately 20-cents per device with this fully integrated process. During Phase I, Tanner will also study the efficacy of applying a pioneering technique for mass loading of energetics into micro and nano-scale cavities, called READ. This technique, although more costly, will ensure multipoint initiators (MPI) have absolute simultaneity through an identical, controlled fabrication process.

Principal Investigator:

Amish Desai
MEMS Product Development
6267923000
amish.desai@tanner.com

Business Contact:

Kevin Dinniene
Controller
6267923000
kevin.dinniene@tanner.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TANNER RESEARCH, INC.
2650 East Foothill Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91107

EIN/Tax ID: 954163780
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No