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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:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-5322
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Powder Fluidization Grenade (PFG) for Particulate Obscurant Dissemination
Agency: DOD
Contract: W911SR-13-C-0066
Award Amount: $1,048,908.00
 

Abstract:

The use of high explosive powder obscurant (PO) grenades can cause serious injury and death as well as unwanted collateral damage in the form of incendiary destruction. U.S Army's objective is to greatly mitigate these hazards and improve the overall powder yield, dissemination and performance of PO grenades while eliminating the use of traditional explosive materials. HMC has shown through its Phase I SBIR research and development efforts, a new and innovative method for PO dissemination that consistently produces a + 90% yield with a minimum of powder agglomeration. This technique uses a gas stream to fluidize, entrain and aerosol a wide variety of powder nano-materials including metal flakes. The system uses a single gas stream which provides the necessary propellant energy and powder entrainment medium to accomplish efficient dissemination and dispersion of nano-material powder obscurants, including metal flakes.

Principal Investigator:

John Jude
Engineering Director
(480) 216-1148
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: 363254486
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No