Reactive Metal Composite Materials with Enhanced Ignition/Deflagration Efficiencies

Period of Performance: 03/02/2016 - 09/01/2017


Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Reactive Metals International Inc.
340 East Church Road Array
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Firm POC
Principal Investigator


The general objective of this effort is to develop and optimize tungsten-based reactive materials (RMs) with the density equal to or greater than that of steel and with ignition and combustion characteristics improved substantially over existing tungsten-based RMs. The RMs to be developed will include individual reactive metal components mixed on the nanoscale to include structural heterogeneities aimed to assist their ignition. The approach is based on the successful Phase I program, which demonstrated the feasibility of making tungsten-based RMs using advanced mechanical milling methods and showed their effective impact initiation and combustion.