Continuous Dissemination Techniques for Particulate Obscurants

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911SR-11-C-0056
Agency Tracking Number: A111-045-0504
Amount: $99,995.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: A11-045
Solicitation Number: 2011.1
Small Business Information
205 Schoolhouse Road, Souderton, PA, -
DUNS: 122998925
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Peter Zavitsanos
 President/Senior Scientist
 (215) 723-8588
 gsi@general-sciences.com
Business Contact
 Evelyn Downs
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (215) 723-8588
Email: gsi@general-sciences.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
The proposed program describes three techniques for generating particulate clouds for obscuration in the visible and infrared for periods extending to 30 seconds. The first technique produces in-situ formation of submicron TiO2 and other (environmentally safe) particles from a low temperature reaction. The second technique provides dissemination of TiO2 particles (and metal flakes) by gas generation from the (low-T less than 300degreesC) decomposition of additives which are activated by a proprietary"chemical heater"and an efficient heat transfer network. The third technique is a mechanical apparatus utilizing centrifugal force for the dispersal of the powders interest.

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