Innovative Real Time Probes for Plastic Bonded Exp

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15QKN-10-C-0014
Agency Tracking Number: A092-026-0304
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: A09-026
Solicitation Number: 2009.2
Small Business Information
470 Century Blvd., Boxwood Commerce Center, Wilmington, DE, 19808
DUNS: 808480086
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Pengcheng Lv
 Senior Scientist
 (302) 998-1116
Business Contact
 Xin Zhang
Title: President
Phone: (302) 998-1116
Research Institution
In this proposal, AlphaSense, Inc. proposes to develop an innovative real time probe for online monitoring of plastic bonded explosive manufacturing process. Key innovations of the proposed sensor probe include: a) the use of a white light interferometer (WLI) to form real time images of the particles for accurate particle size measurements, and b) the use of quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) based devices for viscosity and water content measurements. With these innovations, the proposed sensor probe will have the following merits: 1) Simple, compact, and low cost, 2) Capable of providing all the necessary information, 3) High sensitivity, 4) Large dynamic range, 5) Superior stability, and 6) Automatic data acquisition and easy interpretation.

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