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IDENTIFICATION OF IGNITION CRITERIA FOR LOW VULNERABILITY AMMUNITION (LOVA)…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
10351
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10351
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
VERITAY TECHNOLOGY, INC.
4845 Millersport Highway P.O. Box 305 East Amherst, NY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: IDENTIFICATION OF IGNITION CRITERIA FOR LOW VULNERABILITY AMMUNITION (LOVA) PROPELLANTS
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $288,548.00
 

Abstract:

LOW VULNERABILITY AMMUNITION (LOVA) PROPELLANTS ARE FORMULATED TO RESIST IGNITION BY VARIOUS THERMAL THREATS AND TO BURN POORLY AT ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE. THESE FEATURES ALSO MAKE RELIABLE IGNITION IN GUN SYSTEMS A DIFFICULT PROBLEM. THE PROPOSED PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE EXPERIMENTAL AND ANALYTICAL PROCEDURES BY WHICH THE PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL ENVIRONMENTS THAT FOSTER IGNITION MIGHT BE IDENTIFIED AND EVEN FURTHER ENHANCED. THE PROPOSED APPROACH INVOLVES TAILORING AN IGNITER FORMULATION TO BE CHEMICALLY REACTIVE WITH LOVA PROPELLANT DECOMPOSITION SPECIES. BY ANALYZING GAS SAMPLES AND BY QUANTIFYING HEAT OF COMBUSTION FOR LOVA PROPELLANT ALONE, IGNITER CONCEPT ALONE, AND A COMBINATION OF LOVA PROPELLANT AND IGNITER, TENDENCIES TOWARD FAVORABLE CHEMICAL REACTIVITY CAN BE IDENTIFIED. FINALLY, BY PERFORMING A FACTORIAL IGNITION EXPERIMENT USING PROMISING IGNITER FORMULATIONS, THE PHYSICAL AS WELL AS CHEMICAL FACTORS CAN BE RANKED ACCORDING TO IGNITER FORMULATION AND GEOMETRICAL DESIGN PARAMETERS.

Principal Investigator:

Edward B Fisher
7166890177

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Veritay Technology Inc.
Po Box 305 - 4845 Millersport East Amherst, NY 14051

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