Prompt Formation Of Metallic Vapor Clouds

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 28482
Amount: $69,992.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1995
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
205 Schoolhouse Road, Souderton, PA, 18964
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Peter D. Zavitsanos
 (215) 723-8588
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Research Institution
The thrust of the proposed program is on the use of highly exothermic solid state reactions also known as Self-Propagating High Temperature Synthesis (SHS) as a means of generating metal vapor clouds for military as well as for commercial applications . The proposed approach has an excellent chance for success because it is based on extending existing proven technology to include metals which would play unique roles in terms of "hard or "softN kill applications depending on their level of interaction with atmospheric oxygen. In the latter case sensor blinding can be achieved while in the first case serious damage/break up can be achieved by a multi- component fire-ball which includes hot reactive fragments as well as high temperature metal vapor combusting in air.

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