Mass Fabrication of MEMS-based Micro Detonator Technology

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$1,229,980.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W15QKN-04-C-1130
Solitcitation Year:
2002
Solicitation Number:
2002.2
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
2004
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-4151
Solicitation Topic Code:
A03-009
Small Business Information
TANNER RESEARCH, INC.
2650 East Foothill Boulevard, Pasadena, CA, 91107
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
195754056
Principal Investigator
 Amish Desai
 Scientist
 (626) 792-3000
 amish.desai@tanner.com
Business Contact
 Kevin Dinniene
Title: Controller
Phone: (626) 792-3000
Email: kevin.dinniene@tanner.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In Phase II, Tanner Research proposes to continue leveraging multiple ongoing projects to implement low-cost micro-energetics devices for use as `micro-scale' initiators and detonators. Tanner's novel polymer based processes allow fabrication on non-traditional substrates 100x cheaper than the typical semiconductor substrate. Thus, enabling a generic need for devices with multifunctional use across a wider range of emerging applications. This includes developing an S&A interface substrate structure that is capable of being used with the Army's current S&A program. Tanner is developing the MEMS-based mass fabrication techniques to enable multifunctional design modifications that will demonstrate micro initiator suitability for widespread use across multiple types of munitions, including processes for single-point and multi-point precision-application detonators. During Phase II, Tanner will further refine the mass manufacturing techniques, including the loading of energetics, to ensure quality devices can be fabricated in appropriate quantities at low-cost. Furthermore, Tanner will ensure the manufacturing process has design portability for implementation at TACOM-ARDEC.

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