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Reactive Structural Materials for Enhanced Blasts

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
T122-008-0023
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
DTRA122-008
Solicitation Number:
2012.2
Small Business Information
MATSYS, Inc.
45490 Ruritan Circle Sterling, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Reactive Structural Materials for Enhanced Blasts
Agency: DOD
Contract: HDTRA1-13-P-0014
Award Amount: $149,981.00
 

Abstract:

MATSYS proposes to develop reactive materials compositions and processing techniques for structural reactive composites for blast enhancement. This effort will combine our unique expertise in instrumented-Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) with new approaches in reactive materials design to develop a new generation of cost-efficient and highly reactive materials. The proposed material system will use a blend of elemental or compound powders capable of an energetic (exothermic) chemical reaction. The existence of different powders will allow for tailoring of the mechanical and reactive properties of the material through engineered variations of the volume fraction of each powder to control the type of reaction, the form of energy release and the material break-up mechanism. During this program, we will demonstrate the versatility of the approach by fabricating highly reactive materials that will significantly enhance the blast performance. These materials can be used to replace structurally inert materials with structural reactive materials to enhance weapon effectiveness and reduce payload. Upon successful demonstration, this powder-based process can be easily applied to different powders, and scaled for cost-effective, high-volume production of fully dense structural reactive composites.

Principal Investigator:

Tony F. Zahrah
President
(703) 964-0400
zahrah@matsys.com

Business Contact:

Tony F. Zahrah
President
(703) 964-0400
zahrah@matsys.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MATSYS, Inc.
504 Shaw Road Suite 215 Sterling, VA -

EIN/Tax ID: 521908990
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No