Novel Energetic Materials

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-0114
Agency Tracking Number:
T051-002-0182
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
POWDERMET, INC.
24112 Rockwell drive, Euclid, OH, 44117
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
175863463
Principal Investigator:
Andrew Sherman
CEO
(216) 404-0053
ajsherman@powdermetinc.com
Business Contact:
Andrew Sherman
CEO
(216) 404-0053
ajsherman@powdermetinc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Reactive warheads increase lethality by igniting propellants/fuels in targets, by melting and destroying electronic components, by providing substantial blast overpressure effects inside of the target after impact, and by providing heat energy to destroy potential biological and chemical payloads. Currently, the range of reactive material options is largely limited to Al-polymer composites, thermites, and intermetallics. In the Proposed Phase i SBIR program, Powdermet will investigate a series of metal/salt nanocompostes that can be tailored to provide a wide range of thermal profiles and energies. By controlling structure at the nanoscale, ignition, burn rate, and safety issues can be addressed and tailored.

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