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Reactive Metal Composite Materials with Enhanced Ignition/Deflagration…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2014 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N141-072-0790
Solicitation Year:
2014
Solicitation Topic Code:
N141-072
Solicitation Number:
2014.1
Small Business Information
Reactive Metals International Inc.
340 East Church Rd King of Prussia, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2014
Title: Reactive Metal Composite Materials with Enhanced Ignition/Deflagration Efficiencies
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00014-14-P-1149
Award Amount: $79,948.00
 

Abstract:

The deflagration/combustion efficiencies of impact initiated metal powders such as aluminum and tungsten when used in various types of ordnance to produce deflagration and momentum properties are significantly lower than desired and theoretically possible. The objective of this phase I SBIR effort is to prepare reactive materials based on both aluminum and tungsten with reduced ignition temperatures and improved combustion rates. Mechanical alloying using two separate technologies will be employed. Both low-temperature, high energy ball milling and hot milling techniques will be used to produce binary metal reactive composite materials. The powders produced will be blended and consolidated to obtain samples with varying embedded heterogeneities expected to promote the formation of hot spots and help initiating the reactive metals. Rapid and complete deflagration of the reactive materials will be achieved by using appropriate metal additives, i.e., Mg and Zr. In addition, W-Al composites will be prepared. The range of additives will be expanded in the future. Impact initiation of the prepared materials will be tested using a proprietary gun test apparatus with appropriate detection diagnostics. Impact energy initiation thresholds and reaction intensity will be monitored to select and further develop the most promising compositions.

Principal Investigator:

Bernard Kosowski
President
(610) 279-2340
Bernie@machichemicals.com

Business Contact:

Bernard Kosowski
President
(610) 279-2340
Bernie@machichemicals.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Reactive Metals International Inc.
340 East Church Rd King of Prussia, PA -

EIN/Tax ID: 273906810
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No