(IHE) FORMULATIONS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$50,344.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
4511
Agency Tracking Number:
4511
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
13601 Preston Rd - Ste 900 W, Dallas, TX, 75240
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DR DAN WASSON
(316) 783-1361
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
APPROXIMATELY 15 YEARS AGO THE U.S. MILITARY EVALUATED COMMERCIAL SLURRY EXPLOSIVES. AT THAT TIME SLURRY EXPLOSIVES WAS IN ITS INFANCY. STANDARD OFF THE SHELF PRODUCTS WERE EVALUATED. FOR MANY REASONS (STORAGE PROBLEMS, CORROSIVITY, TEMPERATURE LIMITATIONS, PERFORMANCE, SENSITIVITY) SLURRIES WERE CATEGORICALLY LABELED UNSUITABLE. OFF THE SHELF COMMERCIAL SLURRIES WILL NEVER BE PARTICULARLY SUITED FOR MILITARY APPLICATIONS, BECAUSE DESIGN CRITERIA IS DRASTICALLY DIFFERENT. SLURRIES ARE MADE TO BE USED NOT STORED. THEY ARE DESIGNED FOR AN ENVIRONMENT WHICH VARIES ONLY 30% FROM WINTER TO SUMMER. BRISSANCE IS A LITTLE KNOWN TERM IN COMMERCIAL DEMOLITION WORK, WHERE EFFECTIVENESS IS EXPRESSED HEAT AND GAS ENERGY. THER IS HOWEVER, ONE GREAT BENEFIT OF OFF THE SHELF SLURRIES; PRICE IS EXPRESSED IN PENNIES PER POUND. THE LAST 15 YEARS HAVE MARKED DYNAMIC IMPROVEMENTS IN SLURRY TECHNOLOGY. IN 1978 THE U.S. ARMY QUALIFIED A TWO COMPONENT BLASTING AGENT, HAVING A LONGER SHELF LIFE, WHICH IS FUNCTIONAL FROM -25 DEG F TO +125 DEG F AND HAS A CRATERING ABILITY OF 1.5 TIMES THAT OF TNT. IT IS THERMEX'S CONTENTION THAT SLURRY/MOLECULAR EXPLOSIVEHYBRIDS CAN COMBINE THE BEST ATTRIBUTES OF BOTH WORLDS, MAINTAINING PERFORMANCE WHILE DECREASING SENSITIVITY CREATING AN IHE WHILE GREATLY REDUCING COSTS. THIS EFFORT WILL BE TO DETERMINE THAT FEASIBILITY.

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