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Printed Low Voltage Munition Ignition Bridge

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15QKN-15-C-0113
Agency Tracking Number: A2-5936
Amount: $499,893.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A14-059
Solicitation Number: 2014.1
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-12-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-12-05
Small Business Information
12151 Research Pkwy. Suite 150
Orlando, FL 32826
United States
DUNS: 179523691
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Kenneth Church
 (407) 275-4720
Business Contact
 Beth Brownell
Phone: (407) 275-4755
Research Institution

The printed approach that Sciperio used in Phase I demonstrated that it is feasible to utilize direct printing to manufacture ignition bridges. The direct printed approach is a combination of printed electronics and 3D printing. The conductive materials were printed and the holder for the materials of interest was 3D printed and then filled. This is all done utilizing a single machine and therefore the eventual manufacturing of the bridges will provide an approach that reduces human touch. This is a cost saving factor but also a safety and consistency factor as well. The Phase II will focus on at least two specific fuse designs and then optimize the process for manufacturing utilizing the printing approach. The set goals are a more optimized process but also to transition this to a Phase III thus transitioning the technology for cost savings to the Army.

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