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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,975.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W15QKN-09-C-0067
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-045-3018
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
TANNER RESEARCH, INC.
825 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA, 91016
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
195754056
Principal Investigator:
Amish Desai
Senior Scientist
(626) 471-9700
amish.desai@tanner.com
Business Contact:
Kevin Dinniene
Controller
(626) 471-9778
kevin@tanner.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
In Phase I Tanner Research has already demonstrated 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. 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 is proposing as a primary objective to further develop and refine the micro to nano scale manufacturing techniques required to establish a process for extremely high-rate, low-cost manufacture of micro-scale components needed for use in the Army's MEMS safe and arm device. We envision the Phase II program to be an opportunity to develop a batch scale forming process to mass fabricate metallic sliders and parts.

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