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Non-Toxic, Non-Incendiary Obscurant Smoke for Ammunition and Munitions

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A121-055-0254
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
A12-055
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
GENERAL SCIENCES, INC.
205 Schoolhouse Road Souderton, PA 18964
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Non-Toxic, Non-Incendiary Obscurant Smoke for Ammunition and Munitions
Agency: DOD
Contract: W15QKN-12-C-0089
Award Amount: $98,008.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed program addresses the development of a safe to breathe smoke consisting of mainly TiO2 and KCl particulates with the option of including fog oil as well in a hybrid device configuration. The effort will address further smoke characterization as well as scale-up to a 5"(dia) by 30"long device as a proof of concept leading to fills for 81 mm and 120 mm mortar applications and eventual transition into Cannon Artillery applications with minimum expected collateral damage. The effort is based on further exploration and scale-up of unique thermo-chemical processes developed by General Sciences, Inc. (GSI) and tested at the Edgewood Army Facility (ECBC) where extremely high extinction coefficients were observed. Obscuration in the infrared (IR) region of the electromagnetic (EM) spectrum is also addressed with unique concepts to introduce highly oriented/high conductivity graphite based particulates into the device as well.

Principal Investigator:

Peter Zavitsanos
President
(215) 723-8588
gsi@general-sciences.com

Business Contact:

Evelyn Downs
Contracts Manager
(215) 723-8588
gsi@general-sciences.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

General Sciences, Incorporated
205 Schoolhouse Road So, PA -

EIN/Tax ID: 232226839
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No