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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Amount:
$998,159.00
Award Year:
2014
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
HDTRA1-14-C-0025
Agency Tracking Number:
T2-0213
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
DTRA11-003
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
Nanohmics, Inc
6201 East Oltorf St., Suite 400, Austin, TX, 78741-7511
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
100651798
Principal Investigator:
Mike Durrett
Principal Scientist
(512) 389-9990
mdurrett@nanohmics.com
Business Contact:
Michael Mayo
President
(512) 389-9990
mmayo@nanohmics.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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