Reactive-Fiber-Reinforced Composites as Structural Materials

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Amount:
$99,423.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HDTRA1-05-P-0146
Award Id:
74393
Agency Tracking Number:
T051-002-0160
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3620 Horizon Drive, King of Prussia, PA, 19406
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
877599274
Principal Investigator:
William Flis
Director of Research
(610) 270-9700
flis@detk.com
Business Contact:
Robert Ciccarelli
Vice President
(610) 270-9700
ciccarelli@detk.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
We propose to develop reactive composite materials with sufficient strength and stiffness to serve as structural components for penetrating weapons and other munitions. The composites will consist of two materials that react with each other, in either oxidation-reduction (such as in a thermite) or bimetallic reactions. One component will be in the form of fiber, wire, or wire-mesh, within a bonding matrix of the other component or a third material, such as epoxy or other polymer. 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 on impact. This greater energy on impact will provide increased weapons effectiveness, including in defeating hard and deeply buried targets. Various material systems and conventional composites fabrication techniques will be investigated.

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