PROCESS CONTROL FOR PRODUCTION OF HIGHLY SOLID FILLED EXPLOSIVES

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$500,000.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
8312
Agency Tracking Number:
8312
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
10905 Ft Washington Rd #410, Fort Washington, MD, 20744
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Eugene E Elzufon
(203) 892-6777
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
COMPOSITE EXPLOSIVE MATERIALS LIKE PLASTIC BONDED EXPLOSIVES (PBX'S) ARE CONSIDERABLY LESS SENSITIVE TO HEAT, SHOCK AND IMPACT THAN CONVENTIONAL TNT-BASED EXPLOSIVES. THE NAVY USES THESE IN MANY LOW VOLUME MUNITIONS. THEIR INTRODUCTIONN INTO HIGH USE MUNITIONS WILL PROVIDE SUBSTANTIAL SHIP/PLATFORM SURVIVABILITY IMPROVEMENTS. THESE MATERIALS ARE COMPLEX AND COSTLY TO MIX AND LOAD USING EXISTING HIGH SHEAR ROCKET PROPELLANT MIXER TECHNOLOGY. CONTINUOUS PROCESSING WITH TWIN-SCREW EXTRUDERS HAS BEEN DEMONSTRATED; HOWEVER, FEED EQUIPMENT AND A PRACTICAL PRODUCTION PROCESS CONTROL SYSTEM IS NEEDED TO MAKE SPECIFICATION GRADE MATERIAL AND TO MONITOR AND CONTROL PRODUCT QUALITY. THIS PROGRAM WILL IDENTIFY THE IMPORTANT CONTROL VARIABLES FOR PBX'S AND DEVELOP A CONTROL SCHEME INCLUDING THE TYPES OF ANALYTICAL INSTRUMENTS, CONTROL EQUIPMENT AND DATA ACCUMULATORS.

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