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Powder Fluidization Grenade (PFG) for Particulate Obscurant Dissemination

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A111-045-1312
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
A11-045
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
Hy-Tek Manufacturing Co. Inc.
1998 Bucktail Lane Sugar Grove, IL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Powder Fluidization Grenade (PFG) for Particulate Obscurant Dissemination
Agency: DOD
Contract: W911SR-11-C-0054
Award Amount: $98,770.00
 

Abstract:

The thrust of Hy-Tek Mfg. Co. Inc.'s PFG concept involves in-canister fluidization of dry PO powder using compressed gas possibly enhanced by mechanical vibration followed by dissemination of the suspended powder from the canister by means of gas entrainment via a venture tube, nozzle or other canister orifice. Suitable fluidization of PO powder will require replenishing a stable suspension of PO powder in a concentration sufficient to continuously and uniformly disseminate PO powder from a Coke can sized canister over a 30 second period. Using previous studies performed by others and in-house ANSYS computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling, HMC will investigate various fluidization techniques, flow regimes and powder packing methods, including those that involve mixtures of large and small particles and glidants.

Principal Investigator:

John Jude
Engineering Director
(630) 466-7664
jjude@hytekmfg.com

Business Contact:

John Bastian
General Manager
(630) 466-7664
jbastian@hytekmfg.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Hy-Tek Manufacturing Co. Inc.
1998 Bucktail Lane Sugar Grove, IL -

EIN/Tax ID: 770474340
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No