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Laser Direct Deposition Applied to the Manufacturing of Bulk, Net Shaped Metallic Glasses

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Contract: HDTRA1-14-C-0025
Agency Tracking Number: T2-0213
Amount: $998,159.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DTRA11-003
Solicitation Number: 2011.1
Solicitation Year: 2011
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-01-31
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-01-30
Small Business Information
6201 East Oltorf St. Suite 400
Austin, TX 78741-7511
United States
DUNS: 100651798
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Mike Durrett
 Principal Scientist
 (512) 389-9990
Business Contact
 Michael Mayo
Title: President
Phone: (512) 389-9990
Research Institution

We propose to develop reactive composite materials with sufficient strength and stiffness to serve as structural components for penetrating weapons and other munitions. The composites will consist of two materials that react with each other, in either oxidation-reduction (such as in a thermite) or bimetallic reactions. One component will be in the form of fiber, wire, or wire-mesh, within a bonding matrix of the other component or a third material, such as epoxy or other polymer. The result will be a fiber-reinforced composite material with substantial strength and stiffness properties that can be tailored to specific applications, while providing significant thermal energy release on impact. This greater energy on impact will provide increased weapons effectiveness, including in defeating hard and deeply buried targets. Various material systems and conventional composites fabrication techniques will be investigated.

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