DEVELOPMENT

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 4247
Amount: $68,192.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
287 Emerson Rd, Lexington, MA, 02173
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 VAL KRUKONIS
 (617) 794-8686
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
RDX CRYSTALS OF 100-150 MICROMETER SIZE EXHIBIT INTRAGRANULAR CAVITIES THAT DERIVE FROM THE CYCLOHEXANONE PRECIPITATION PROCESS AND THAT MAY AFFECT THE SENSITIVITY OF EXPLOSIVE FORMULATIONS CONTAINING RDX. DEVELOPMENT ON A NEW PROCESS USING SUPERCRITICAL FLUIDS IS DESCRIBED. THE PROCESS IS BASED UPON THE ABILITY OF A SUPERCRITICAL FLUID TO DISSOLVE IN AN ORGANIC LIQUID SOLUTION OF SOLID AND CAUSE PRECIPITATION OF THE SOLID. THE OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM ARE: 1. DETERMINE THE RANGE OF PARAMETERS THAT WILL RESULT IN THE FORMATION OF 100-150 MICROMETER RDX FREE OF INTRAGRANULAR CAVITIES. 2. PRODUCE 1-2 KGS OF RDX CRYSTALS. 3. PREPARE A FLOW CHART AND CARRY OUT A PRELIMINARY ECONOMIC ASSESSMENT OF THE SUPERCRITICAL FLUID NUCLEATING PROCESS.

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