DEVELOPMENT

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$68,192.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
4247
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Phasex Corp
287 Emerson Rd, Lexington, MA, 02173
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
VAL KRUKONIS
(617) 794-8686
Business Contact:
() -
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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