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PROCESS CONTROL FOR PRODUCTION OF HIGHLY SOLID FILLED EXPLOSIVES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
8312
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
8312
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
APPLIED ORDNANCE TECHNOLOGY
103 Paul Mellon Court Waldorf, MD 20602
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: PROCESS CONTROL FOR PRODUCTION OF HIGHLY SOLID FILLED EXPLOSIVES
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

COMPOSITE EXPLOSIVE MATERIALS LIKE PLASTIC BONDED EXPLOSIVES (PBX'S) ARE CONSIDERABLY LESS SENSITIVE TO HEAT, SHOCK AND IMPACT THAN CONVENTIONAL TNT-BASED EXPLOSIVES. THE NAVY USES THESE IN MANY LOW VOLUME MUNITIONS. THEIR INTRODUCTIONN INTO HIGH USE MUNITIONS WILL PROVIDE SUBSTANTIAL SHIP/PLATFORM SURVIVABILITY IMPROVEMENTS. THESE MATERIALS ARE COMPLEX AND COSTLY TO MIX AND LOAD USING EXISTING HIGH SHEAR ROCKET PROPELLANT MIXER TECHNOLOGY. CONTINUOUS PROCESSING WITH TWIN-SCREW EXTRUDERS HAS BEEN DEMONSTRATED; HOWEVER, FEED EQUIPMENT AND A PRACTICAL PRODUCTION PROCESS CONTROL SYSTEM IS NEEDED TO MAKE SPECIFICATION GRADE MATERIAL AND TO MONITOR AND CONTROL PRODUCT QUALITY. THIS PROGRAM WILL IDENTIFY THE IMPORTANT CONTROL VARIABLES FOR PBX'S AND DEVELOP A CONTROL SCHEME INCLUDING THE TYPES OF ANALYTICAL INSTRUMENTS, CONTROL EQUIPMENT AND DATA ACCUMULATORS.

Principal Investigator:

Eugene E Elzufon
2038926777

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Applied Ordnance Technology In
10905 Ft Washington Rd #410 Fort Washington, MD 20744

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