DEVELOPMENT OF REAL-TIME X-RAY DIFFRACTION INSTRUMENTATION TO ASSESSAUTOMATED MANUFACTURE OF RDX AND HMX

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 1102
Amount: $145,160.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1985
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Brimrose Corp. Of America
7527 Belair Rd, Baltimore, MD, 21236
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr Ronald G. Rosemeier
 (301) 668-5800
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Research Institution
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Abstract
RECENT WORK PERFORMED AT NSWC, WHITE OAK, MD HAS SHOWN THAT CONVENTIONAL LAUE X-RAY TRANSMISSION PATTERNS OBTAINED BY FILM METHODS GIVE AN INDICATION OF GROWN-IN MICROSTRUCTURAL DEFORMATION OF HOLSTEN CLASS D RDX ENERGETIC MATERIALS. THE OBJECT OF THIS STUDY IS TO DETERMINE IF X-RAY LAUE PATTERNS FROM RDX AND/OR HMX ILLUSTRATING SEVERE MICROSTRUCTURAL DEFORMATION ALSO CORRESPOND TO POOR PERFORMANCE IN THESE MATERIALS. ALSO, EXISTING REAL-TIME X-RAY LAUE SYSTEMS WILL BE FURTHER DEVELOPED AND MODIFIED FOR USE AS A QUALITY CONTROL METHOD FOR RDX AND/OR HMX. THE PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR HAS BEEN INVOLVED WITH THE CHARACTERIZATION OF LABORATORY GROWN RDX AND HOLSTEN CLASS D MATERIALS FOR TWO YEARS. ALSO, SINCE 1978 BRIMROSE HAS BEEN A PIONEER IN THE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF REAL-TIME X-RAY DIFFRACTION IMAGING EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS APPLICATIONS IN QUALITY CONTROL OF DEVELOPMENTAL SEMICONDUCTORS FOR DOD AND NASA LABORATORIES.

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