Chemical and Biological Agent Deny
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DTRA
ACR proposes the development of novel composite systems for air burst munitions capable of releasing high temperature over an extended area. Investigation will use Fibrous Monolith (FM) processing and a cost-efficient, innovative reactive composite system to form an airburst system that will generate an expanding thermal cloud. The proposed FM system would have a cellular structure, consisting of a primary phase of reactants such as aluminum or other metals capable of energetic reaction, interspersed with a continuous secondary phase of complementary reactive material such as tantalum and iodine oxide, or other materials with similar reactive, gas producing systems. The existence of two different materials in the systems to be considered will allow for tailoring and modification of reactive and mechanical properties of the composite by varying the composition and orientation of the two materials, while the two different mixtures allow tailoring the properties. The application of the FM technique in concert with unexplored reactive materials such as tantalum and iodine oxide, yttrium and manganese oxide with high reaction temperatures with gas as the reaction product will allow rapid dispersion of a second material such as aluminum or other which would them oxidize and increase the available energy for agent neutralization.
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ADVANCED CERAMICS RESEARCH, INC.
3292 E. Hemisphere Loop Tucson, AZ 85706
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