Low-Cost Processing of Aluminum-Based Nanothermites

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$1,128,000.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W15QKN-09-C-0143
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-020-0970
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
N08-020
Solicitation Number:
2008.1
Small Business Information
Innovative Materials and Processes, LLC
8420 Blackbird Ct., Rapid City, SD, 57702
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
084425490
Principal Investigator:
Jacek Swiatkiewicz
Senior Scientist
(605) 390-2564
swiatkiewicz@imp-co.com
Business Contact:
Jan Puszynski
Executive Manager
(605) 390-2564
puszynski@imp-co.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Innovative Materials and Processes, LLC proposes to develop and demonstrate a high throughput mixing/metering.drying system to enable i) scale-up water-based production of Al-Bi2O3 superhtermite and ii) assembly of medium caliber electric primers using this superthermite material. The R&D project includes specific tasks: 1) optimization of electrical and mechanical properties of Al-Bi2O3 nanothermite mixture to meet required specification of electric primers, 2) optimization of mixing, metering, and drying parameters for wet-loaded electric primers, and 3)testing of assembled medium caliber electric primers. Successful implementation of novel high throughput mixing/metering/drying system will enable large scale production of various types of primers. It is anticipated to explore the use of inexpensive aluminum nanoflakes in electric primer furmulations.

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