Reactive-Fiber-Reinforced Composites as Structural Materials

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Contract: HDTRA1-05-P-0146
Agency Tracking Number: T051-002-0160
Amount: $99,423.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: DTRA05-002
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
DE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
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
 flis@detk.com
Business Contact
 Robert Ciccarelli
Title: Vice President
Phone: (610) 270-9700
Email: ciccarelli@detk.com
Research Institution
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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