MATERIALS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$53,720.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
3743
Agency Tracking Number:
3743
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
7720 Belair Rd, Baltimore, MD, 21236
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DR RONALD G ROSEMEIER
(301) 668-5800
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
NUMEROUS STUDIES HAVE BEEN CONDUCTED INTO THE MICROSTRUCTURAL ORIGIN OF THE INSTABILITY AND UNPREDICTABILITY OF VARIOUS ENERGETIC MATERIALS. SOME OF THESE MATERIALS ARE RDX/HMX, AMMONIUM PERCHLORATE, ALUMINUM, ETC. MANY TECHNIQUES BOTH DESTRUCTIVE AND NONDESTRUCTIVE HAVE SO FAR BEEN UTILIZED IN AN ATTEMPT TO QUANTIY THE ENERGETIC PROPERTIES OF THEIR COMPOSITES. THESE COMPOSITES MAY CONTAIN ONE OR MORE ENERGETIC CONSTITUENTS IN AN ELASTOMERIC BINDER. NON-DESTRUCTIVE X-RAY CHARACTERIZATION TECHNIQUES HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFULLY EMPLOYED TO MEASURE SEVERAL MICROSTRUCTURAL PARAMETERS. PREVIOUS STUDIES CONDUCTED AT BRIMROSE AND RUTGERS IN CONJUNCTION WITH NSWC HAVE SHOWN CONSIDERABLE DIFFERENCES AMONG VARIOUS PRODUCTION GRADE RDX. THESE STUDIES REVEAL MARKED DIFFERENCES IN THE AMOUNTS OF RESIDUAL ELASTRIC STRAIN AND THE DISTRIBUTION OF DISLOCATIONS (RESIDUAL PLASTIC STRAIN) IN THE CONSTITUENT RDX PHASE. ADDITIONALLY, X-RAY DIFFRACTOMETRY CAN BE USED TO RAPIDLY QUANTIFY THE CONSTITUENT COMPOSITION IN COMPOSITED. THE PROPOSED PHASE I STUDY IS TO ASCERTAIN THE FEASIBILITY OF APPLYING THE NEWLY DEVELOPED BRIMROSE AUTOMATED X-RAY DIFFRATION TECHNIQUES TO PRODUCTION QUALITY CONTROL OF ENERGETIC MATERIALS AND COMPOSITES. THESE METHODS UTILIZE ADVANCE DIGITAL DATA ACQUISITION AND PROCESSING TECHNIQUES. THE MENU-DRIVEN, "TURN-KEY" SOFTWARE DESIGN REDUCES ANALYSIS TIME AND ALSO MINIMIZES THE REQUIRED OPERATOR TRAINING AND INTERVENTION.

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