FIRE SUPPRESSANTS FOR COMPOSITE MATERIALS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$50,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
1987
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
5591
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Beltran Inc
1133 E 35th St, Brooklyn, NY, 11210
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 MICHAEL R BELTRAN
 (718) 338-3311
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
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.

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