Improved Methods of Explosively Disseminating Bi-Spectral Obscurant Materials

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911SR-10-C-0050
Agency Tracking Number: A101-027-0698
Amount: $117,428.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: A10-027
Solicitation Number: 2010.1
Small Business Information
1328 Winters Ave., Grand Junction, CO, 81501
DUNS: 056838428
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dave Crabb
 Research Engineer
 (970) 243-8750
Business Contact
 Eric Goertz
Title: V.P.- Operations
Phone: (970) 243-8480
Research Institution
The technical approach for preventing obscurant agglomeration must be multi-pronged; studying not only particle structure, but also explosive impulse loading, grenade burst pressure and composite geometry. The solution to particle agglomeration reduction and improved obscurant performance will most likely be obtained through small advances in multiple areas. Computer modeling may also be utilized to predict particle scattering, density gradients, and compaction. However, considering the complex nature of modeling randomized elements, Capco has chosen a path primarily focused on Test and Evaluation. Considering the limited funds available for this effort, it is believed that a T&E approach will provide Army Edgewood Chemical and Biological Command (ECBC) with tangible knowledge and test results versus a more theoretical approach favoring simulations.

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