THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN SCB DETONATOR FOR FUZING, SAFE, AND ARM SYSTEMS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$751,582.00
Award Year:
1993
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
17875
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Tpl, Inc.
3754 Hawkins Ne, Albuquerque, NM, 87109
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
H. M. Staller
(505) 345-5668
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE SCB DETONATOR HAS SHOWN SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENTS IN NARROWING THE "ALL-FIRE/NO FIRE" BAND AND IN DECREASING FUNCTION ACTION TIME. WEAPONS IMPLEMENTATION HAS BEEN INHIBITED BY LACK OF EXPERIENCE WITH THIS NEW TECHNOLOGY AND SEVERAL MATERIALS PROBLEMS. A NEED EXISTS TO RESOLVE THESE PROBLEMS; DEMONSTRATE THE CAPABILITY OF THE SCB TO DETONATE DXW-I; AND DEVELOP CONCEPTS FOR WEAPON SYSTEMS APPLICATIONS. THE PROPOSED PROGRAM IS A JOINT VENTURE BETWEEN TPL, INC. AND SCB TECHNOLOGIES, INC. TPL IS ACTIVE IN THE APPLICATIONS OF ENERGETIC MATERIALS, SPECIFICALLY IN THE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF NEW PRIMERS AND IGNITER CONCEPTS FOR ADVANCED WEAPON SYSTEMS. SCB TECHNOLOGIES, INC. HOLDS THE EXCLUSIVE LICENSE ON THE SCB TECHNOLOGY FOR COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS FROM SANDIA NATIONAL LABORATORIES AND IS CONTINUING THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SCB TECHNOLOGY AND FORMULATING NEW SCB CHIP DESIGNS FOR A RANGE OF APPLICATIONS. STATE-OF-THE-ART SCB CHIPS AND DXW-I EXPLOSIVE WILL BE PROCURED FOR EVALUATION. THE ABILITY OF THE SCB DEVICE TO DETONATE DXW-1 WILL BE DEMONSTRATED. ALL-FIRE/NO-FIRE LEVELS WITH DXW-1 WILL BE ESTABLISHED. AN SCB DESIGN WITH A 1 AMP, 1 WATT NO-FIRE CAPABILITY FOR DXW-1 WILL BE DEVELOPED. A NEW HEADER DESIGN, COMPATIBLE WITH DXW-1, AND WITH IMPROVED LEAD ATTACHMENT WILL BE FABRICATED. WEAPON SYSTEM APPLICATIONS WILL BE DEFINED AND SCB REQUIREMENTS DETERMINED. SPECIFIC SCB DETONATOR DESIGNS WILL BE FORMULATED FOR ONE OR MORE APPLICATIONS. TPL AND SCB TECHNOLOGIES WILL BE SUPPORTED BY THE CENTER FOR EXPLOSIVES TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH, NEW MEXICO TECH, AND THE CENTER FOR HIGH TECHNOLOGY MATERIALS, UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO.

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