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High Voltage (HV) Fireset Systems and Subsystem Component Level Designs

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8651-18-C-0084
Agency Tracking Number: F171-089-0426
Amount: $749,613.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF171-089
Solicitation Number: 2017.1
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-08-16
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-08-16
Small Business Information
35 Wiggins Ave.
Bedford, MA 01730
United States
DUNS: 602959579
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Dr. David Cope
 (781) 275-9444
Business Contact
 Michael Kempkes
Phone: (781) 275-9444
Research Institution

Fireset systems are used to safely and efficiently conduct detonation research in order to characterize and optimize the performance of explosive trains for future weapon systems.In this Phase II program, Diversified Technologies, Inc. (DTI) will design and build the power system and the performance will be proven at Battelles facilities with energetic materials. The fundamental innovations proposed are: (1) a multichannel rail gas spark gap switch, (2) an extremely low inductance stripline interconnect, and (3) high current, low inductance capacitors.This research will significantly contribute to the improved performance and safety with respect to the handling and reliability of energetic materials, which benefits military personnel in the field as well as civilians who come into close proximity to unexploded ordnance. DTI is a leader in the high voltage, pulsed power field.Battelle has extensive laboratory facilities for testing all facets of ordnance and energetic materials.

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