FIRE SUPPRESSANTS FOR COMPOSITE MATERIALS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
5591
Agency Tracking Number:
5591
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1133 E 35th St, Brooklyn, NY, 11210
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
MICHAEL R BELTRAN
(718) 338-3311
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
NEW AND PLANNED AEROSPACE AIRCRAFT ARE BEING CONSTRUCTED ON COMPOSITE MATERIALS WHICH UNDERGO UNCOMMON REACTIONS IN FIRE INCIDENTS. THEIR DECOMPOSITION PRESENTS POTENTIAL DAMAGE CAPABILITY TO ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS BEING EXPOSED AND A POTENTIAL HEALTH DANGER TO HUMANS IN THE VICINITY OF THE COMPOSITE MATERIALS DECOMPOSITION. IGNITION AND COMBUSTION OF THESE COMPOSITE MATERIALS CAN RESULT IN INCREASED FIRE HAZARD TO AEROSPACE AIRCRAFT FUELS, PROPELLANTS AND MUNITIONS. BURNING CHARACTERISTICS AND FIRE SUPPRESSION TECHNIQUES MAY BE DIFFERENT THAN THOSE OF KNOWN MATERIALS. THE PROPOSED EFFORT WILL IDENTIFY THE DECOMPOSITION AND BURNING CHARACTERISTICS OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS, EVALUATE EFFECTIVENESS OF CURRENT FIRE SUPPRESSANTS IN SUPPRESSING FIRES INVOLVING COMPOSITE MATERIALS AND DEVELOP NEW OR MODIFIED FIRE SUPPRESSANTS TO EFFECTIVELY CONTROL AND EXTINGUISH THIS TYPE OF FIRE AND ITS POTENTIAL COLLATERAL DAMAGE.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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