Novel Energetic Materials

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Contract: HDTRA1-05-P-0114
Agency Tracking Number: T051-002-0182
Amount: $99,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: DTRA05-002
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
24112 Rockwell drive, Euclid, OH, 44117
DUNS: 175863463
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Andrew Sherman
 (216) 404-0053
Business Contact
 Andrew Sherman
Title: CEO
Phone: (216) 404-0053
Research Institution
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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