Non-Energetic Payload Technologies

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Amount:
$99,999.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HDTRA1-05-P-0112
Agency Tracking Number:
T051-011-0055
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
DTRA05-011
Solicitation Number:
2005.1
Small Business Information
GENERAL SCIENCES, INC.
205 Schoolhouse Road, Souderton, PA, 18964
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
122998925
Principal Investigator:
Anthony Rozanski
Principal Investigator
(215) 723-8588
genscience@aol.com
Business Contact:
Peter Zavitsanos
President
(215) 723-8588
genscience@aol.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
To address the needs of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), GSI will perform in three areas during the course of this effort. 1) GSI will evaluate a new formulation, capable of self-propagating reaction with the production of an electrically conductive aerosol, for the purpose of Intrusive Electronic Equipment Defeat. This material will be evaluated against electronic equipment (PC's) and also against dispersed Biological Agent simulants (Bt and Bg). GSI has the capability to evaluate performance against electronic targets and biological agent simulants in-house. 2) GSI will fabricate a non-hydrocarbon Black Smoke Generator (BSG) using an existing GSI formulation. The BSG will be demonstrated for DTRA at the GSI site. GSI will provide an additional device to DTRA for further demonstrations at an off-site location. 3) GSI will fabricate and demonstrate a High Temperature FireStart Device (HTFSD). GSI will show the effectiveness of this device in raising room temperature to the flashover point. GSI will utilize existing formulations for this task. General Sciences, Incorporated (GSI) has developed a formulation, which produces an electrically shunting, corrosive material from a thermally activated source, for use within a tunnel environment. This material is generated from a thermal decomposition of a material, travels as a fine mist in existing air currents as well as due to the slight overpressure developed during the reaction and then settles out on available surfaces. This residue is electrically conductive and corrosive, causing immediate failures of computers and other sensitive electronics, as well as delayed failure of "harder" targets, such as generators. GSI has also developed concepts involving enhanced obscurants and high temperature thermal sources, which can be, used as thermal accelerants; these concepts are better suited to smaller volumes or stealth applications. The proposed effort will build on progress to date to better address threats of interest to DTRA.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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