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Weapon Payloads for Bulk Chemical and Biological Agent Neutralization

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Contract: HDTRA1-12-C-0013
Agency Tracking Number: T2-0189
Amount: $748,491.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DTRA092-012
Solicitation Number: 2009.2
Solicitation Year: 2009
Award Year: 2011
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2011-11-09
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
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Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Glenn Rolader
 president and ceo
 (770) 344-9057
Business Contact
 Glenn Rolader
Title: president and ceo
Phone: (770) 344-9057
Research Institution

Current offensive solutions to neutralize chem/bio agent facilities rely on blast and/or short-burst high-temperature neutralization but have the potential to produce severe collateral damage via agent release. Our team proposes the Dispersed Energetics Coupled for Optimized Neutralization (DECON) Concept, an alternative concept to perform bulk neutralization of agents. The DECON concept can be summarized as the generation and dispersal of a mass of controlled burning, but not flaming, material dispersed throughout the target. While conventional weapons dump energy into the entire target very quickly, our concept would distribute energy generating material throughout the target that would adhere to agent storage containers. By coupling directly to containers, the energy transferred to the container is maximized. As the materials will burn at temperatures below container melting points and over the order of minutes, long term heating and neutralization of the bulk agent may be realized. The Phase II effort will develop the DECON Concept from feasibility to a militarily and commercially viable system. Our team will perform modeling and experimentation on energy transfer into agent stimulants, characterize long term neutralization properties of agents and stimulants, and execute the necessary experiments and trade studies to optimize the DECON Concept and prepare for a rapid transition into a Phase III program.

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