Mass Fabrication of MEMS-based Micro Detonator Technology

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$1,229,980.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W15QKN-04-C-1130
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-4151
Solicitation Year:
2002
Solicitation Topic Code:
A03-009
Solicitation Number:
2002.2
Small Business Information
TANNER RESEARCH, INC.
2650 East Foothill Boulevard, Pasadena, CA, 91107
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
195754056
Principal Investigator:
Amish Desai
Scientist
(626) 792-3000
amish.desai@tanner.com
Business Contact:
Kevin Dinniene
Controller
(626) 792-3000
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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