Pulsed Power for Fuzes

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W9113M-06-P-0008
Agency Tracking Number: A052-209-3717
Amount: $119,614.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: A05-209
Solicitation Number: 2005.2
Small Business Information
2820 East College Avenue, State College, PA, 16801
DUNS: 782683007
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Wesley Hackenberger
 (814) 238-7485
Business Contact
 Christine Walk
Title: Contracts Administrator
Phone: (814) 238-7485
Email: chris@trstechnologies.com
Research Institution
TRS Technologies, Inc. along with CalRamic, LLC, and HEM Technologies, LLC will develop and test new ferroelectric generator components and very high energy density capacitors to dramatically reduce the size of detonation systems designed around multipoint Explosive Foil Initiators (EFI). We will develop high energy, highly efficient ferroelectric discharge elements for ferroelectric explosive generators (FEG's). These units will consist of multilayer ferroelectric ceramics designed with a high remnant polarization (Pr) and high depolarization field (and pressure) for high energy density. The multilayer elements will be constructed in a multiterminal format with inherent time delays so that one FEG can drive multiple EFI's. In addition, TRS will develop antiferroelectric capacitors for capacitive discharge units (CDU's). AFE capacitors can store up to 100X the energy of mica capacitor. The nonlinear characteristics of AFE capacitors will make them safer than conventional dielectrics. The capacitors can be designed so that a threshold voltage is required for the AFE to store sufficient energy to drive a detonator. At the conclusion of the Phase I program we will have developed the components required for a compact, multipoint EFI detonation system which will be prototyped in Phase II.

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