Low-Cost Processing of Aluminum-Based Nanothermites

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,999.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68936-08-C-0046
Award Id:
87464
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-020-0970
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
8420 Blackbird Ct., Rapid City, SD, 57702
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
084425490
Principal Investigator:
JacekSwiatkiewicz
Senior Research Scientist
(605) 484-4408
puszynski@earthlink.net
Business Contact:
MargaretPuszynski
Manager
(605) 390-2564
puszynski@earthlink.net
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The proposed Phase I SBIR work is focused on development and testing of a continuous process for mixing of binary nanopowders in a micro-mixer system. The main focus will be on safe mixing of aluminum and bismuth trioxide or iron oxide nanopowders in water for their application as percussion primers or components of low energy initiators. The effectiveness of mixing in the continuous micro-mixer will be evaluated by testing the resulting mixture using impact sensitivity devices and the measurement of released energy. The effectiveness of the proposed micromixer will be also tested using non aqueous liquid system. The R&D work will be conducted using both commercially available and inexpensive aluminum nanopowders formed using proprietary IMP process. This new mixing process will be integrated with a drying device in order to effectively and safely remove water from the resulting mixture.

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