Reactive Coating Materials as Lethality Enhancers

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HDTRA1-05-P-0140
Award Id:
74396
Agency Tracking Number:
T051-002-0184
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Suite 103, 201 Circle Drive, Piscataway, NJ, 08854
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
787144807
Principal Investigator:
Edwin Dons
Scientist
(732) 302-9274
edons@structuredmaterials.com
Business Contact:
Gary Tompa
President
(732) 302-9274
gstompa@aol.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
In this SBIR Phase I/II effort, Structured Materials Industries, Inc. (SMI) will develop and demonstrate a thin film coating technology that can serve as both lethality enhancers and as functional coatings for munitions. The goal of this project is twofold: 1) we will fabricate and characterize reactive thin films that rapidly release large quantities of thermal energy and 2) we will develop a technology to manufacture lethality enhancing coatings based on such thin films. Reactive thin films are comprised of multilayer compositions of nano-energetic materials. Total film thickness typically is on the order of 1 - 10 um, with individual layer thickness ranging from 10 nm to 100 nm. Multilayer films are typically formed by alternating layers of a metal such as Al a with metal oxides such as CuO or Fe2O3. The potential of these materials to release large quantities of thermal energy is well established. The feasibility of energetic materials in thin film form has previously been demonstrated in an Al/CuO system. In this SBIR effort, SMI proposes to further develop reactive thin film technology to allow for larger quantities of thermal energies to be released upon ignition so as to make implementation in future weapons possible.

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