Reactive Fiber-Reinforced Composite Materials

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-04-M-0377
Agency Tracking Number: N042-903-0554
Amount: $99,817.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-903
Solicitation Number: 2004.2
Small Business Information
3620 Horizon Drive, King of Prussia, PA, 19406
DUNS: 877599274
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 William Flis
 Director of Research
 (610) 270-9700
Business Contact
 Robert Ciccarelli
Title: Vice President, Engineering
Phone: (610) 270-9700
Research Institution
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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