Mass Fabricating S&A with Bulk Metallic Glass: Micro-Components with Nano-scale Tolerance

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$119,800.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W15QKN-08-C-0435
Solitcitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Number:
2007.2
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
2008
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-045-3018
Solicitation Topic Code:
A07-045
Small Business Information
TANNER RESEARCH, INC.
825 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA, 91016
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
195754056
Principal Investigator
 Amish Desai
 Scientist
 (626) 471-9700
 amish.desai@tanner.com
Business Contact
 Kevin Dinniene
Title: Controller
Phone: (626) 471-9778
Email: kevin@tanner.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A state of the art technology suitable for facilitating the mass fabrication of metallic components used in high g gun-launched MEMS-based S&A devices is Bulk Metallic Glass (BMG). The emerging need for micro-scale S&A devices to complement the smart fuzing in modern munitions is jeopardized by high implementation cost of the metallic components able to survive the harsh gun-launch environment. The impact of cost reduction and/or cost avoidance on implementing critical munitions’ designs actually starts with the S&A device. Tanner Research proposes to design and implement a mass fabrication production process for micro-scale bulk metallic glass (BMG) components with nano-scale tolerances. This production capability, when implemented in Phase II, will be similar to other MEMS-based processes implemented by Tanner, and used to support MEMS-based S&A device fabrication.

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