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HybridSil Nanocomposite Potting Materials for Next Generation Precision Munitions

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Contract: HDTRA1-12-P-0037
Agency Tracking Number: T112-001-0009
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DTRA112-001
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Solicitation Year: 2011
Award Year: 2012
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2012-08-20
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
158 Wheatland Drive, Pembroke, VA, -
DUNS: 008963758
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Vince Baranauskas
 (540) 626-6266
Business Contact
 Lisa Lawson
Title: Contracts Administrator
Phone: (540) 626-6266
Research Institution
The objective of this SBIR program is to adapt NanoSonic"s high temperature, ballistic resistant HybridSilTM nanocomposites for use as next generation potting materials with exceptional thermal durability, g-force resilience, and negligible variation (<10 %) in dynamic material parameters between -40 to 60 C. This effort will build from NanoSonic"s pioneering HybridSil technology which has demonstrated extreme thermal durability (ASTM E-1354, ASTM E-1321, ASTM E-84) and passed the full scale ISO 9705 room corner burn test to qualify as"fire restrictive"per the IMO. Further, HybridSil has also demonstrated remarkable blast protective properties through 0.50 caliber FSP V50 (MIL-STD-662F) and C4 landmine testing with SwRI. Leveraging a unique technical foundation inherently suited for supporting demanding thermal and g-force survivability, NanoSonic will gracefully adjust the dynamic mechanical, thermal expansion, modulus, and tensile strength of metal oxide HybridSil nanocomposites to meet the performance targets. In support of a rapid transition to a broad spectrum of electronic applications, NanoSonic"s HybridSilTM resins have a current production capacity of 8,000 lbs/day and have been integrated onto combat active DoD platforms for trial demonstrations. Further, NanoSonic has contacted multiple defense prime contractors and received considerable interest toward rapid Phase III integration.

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