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Engineered Ignition of Novel Structural Reactive Materials

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15QKN-12-C-0027
Agency Tracking Number: A112-086-0436
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A11-086
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Solicitation Year: 2011
Award Year: 2012
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2011-12-22
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
205 Schoolhouse Road
Souderton, PA 18964
United States
DUNS: 122998925
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Peter Zavitsanos
 (215) 723-8588
Business Contact
 Evelyn Downs
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (215) 723-8588
Research Institution

The US Army, as well as other national military services, requires new and innovative energetic/reactive materials to produce next generation munitions. Munitions of today contain a high amount of inert material, usually steel, that serves as structural elements and fragment generation. General Sciences, Inc. (GSI) proposes to replace steel with reactive material that is capable of reliable and repeatable ignition, supporting a load, forming reactive fragments when the munition is detonated, produces temperatures in excess of 2000 K and has an exothermic energy output greater than 2000 cal/g. GSI has produced many reactive materials and currently has several candidates that are very likely to meet and exceed these goals. This approach is based on exploiting reactive materials (developed by GSI) which have shown a high degree of promise in meeting the Armys goals.

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