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Processing Methodology for Reactives Enhanced Munitions

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67667
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-172-1233
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sensintel Inc.
3292 E. Hemisphere Loop Tucson, AZ 85706-5013
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Processing Methodology for Reactives Enhanced Munitions
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8651-05-C-0102
Award Amount: $747,567.00
 

Abstract:

ACR will develop strong tailored composite polymer formulations capable of energy release as needed for a range of structural applications. Materials developed under the Phase I effort (Fibrous Monolith formulations of iron oxide/aluminum, bismuth oxide/aluminum, Teflon/aluminum) will be used as a foundation with specific strength and density targets for intended applications. The initial effort will focus on development of a strong composite system, capable of meeting the structural requirements for gas gun testing, UAV components, and hollow cylinders for airburst applications. The balance of the effort will include modeling the architecture for enhanced strength, improving the energetic activity of the reactive systems, investigation and development of initiation systems for composite layed-up and bulk composites, evaluation of the total energy available using x-ray flash photography and calorimetric measurements. Once characterizations of reactivity and strength development have been completed the fabrication of components will be pursued. Thorough understanding of the influences the materials, processes, additives, forming and layup along with modeling of the structures will allow ACR to manufacture components that meet or exceed the required strengths and densities for the planned components.

Principal Investigator:

Kenneth L. Knittel
Research Engineer
5204346316
kknittel@acrtucson.com

Business Contact:

Brett Waldo
Controller
5205736300
bwaldo@acrtucson.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ADVANCED CERAMICS RESEARCH, INC.
3292 E. Hemisphere Loop Tucson, AZ 85706

EIN/Tax ID: 860640868
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No