PULSE DETONATION SYNTHESIS FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE CERAMIC COMPOSITES AND COATINGS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$58,411.00
Award Year:
1994
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
25605
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Adroit Systems, Inc.
209 Madison Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Bussing
(206) 450-3930
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Adroit Systems, Inc. will develop a Pulse Detonation Synthesis (PDS) process to manufacture ceramic powders from gas-powder reactant mixtures more efficiently and inexpensively than current methods. A high combustion rate and simple design make the PDS system capable of mass producing these powders, which are used as raw materials for high-temperature, high-performance ceramics and ceramic composites. This process is based on pulse detonation engines for both military and commercial applications. PDS is a self-propagating, high temperature synthesis with a higher thermal efficiency, and high combustion velocity, and produces finer powders. The processing cycle will use a simple fill-and-fire approach and will require less initial preparation of the reactants than conventional methods, thus reducing the number of needed system components.

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