Reactive Fiber-Reinforced Composite Materials

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$99,817.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-04-M-0377
Agency Tracking Number:
N042-903-0554
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
N04-903
Solicitation Number:
2004.2
Small Business Information
DE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
3620 Horizon Drive, King of Prussia, PA, 19406
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
877599274
Principal Investigator:
William Flis
Director of Research
(610) 270-9700
FLIS@DETK.COM
Business Contact:
Robert Ciccarelli
Vice President, Engineering
(610) 270-9700
CICCARELLI@DETK.COM
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
We propose to develop reactive composite materials with sufficient strength and stiffness to serve as warhead fragments and structural missile components. The materials will be composed of an active metal, such as aluminum, in the form of wire or wire-mesh, within a bonding matrix of an oxidizer-rich polymer, such as PTFE. The result will be a fiber-reinforced composite material with substantial strength and stiffness properties that can be tailored to specific applications, while providing significant thermal energy release in impacts and explosions. This energy will provide increased lethality, especially in neutralizing explosive-containing munitions and missiles. Various material systems and fabrication techniques will be investigated.

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