AI Driven Production of Coarse- and Nano-Nitramines
ID: A244-035Type: BOTH
Overview

Topic

AI Driven Production of Coarse- and Nano-Nitramines

Agency

Department of DefenseN/A

Program

Type: SBIRPhase: BOTHYear: 2024
Timeline
  1. 1
    Release Oct 3, 2023 12:00 AM
  2. 2
    Open Oct 3, 2023 12:00 AM
  3. 3
    Next Submission Due Mar 31, 2025 12:00 AM
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    Close Mar 31, 2025 12:00 AM
Description

The Department of Defense (DOD) is seeking proposals for the topic "AI Driven Production of Coarse- and Nano-Nitramines" as part of their SBIR 24.4 Annual solicitation. The objective of this research is to use AI/ML driven methodologies to control the production processes for nano-nitramines in order to produce the most efficient and effective formulations. The U.S. Army is currently producing coarse nitramines in large quantities, but the production of nano-nitramines has been challenging due to time-consuming manufacturing processes and difficulties in processing. The use of AI/ML technology is expected to improve the production of both coarse and nano-nitramines by determining optimal methodologies, critical parameters, and post-crystallization processes. The anticipated benefits include improved production efficiency, reduced reject/rework, higher throughput, and lower costs. The solicitation is open for Direct to Phase II (DP2) proposals with a maximum cost of $2,000,000 for a 24-month period of performance. The Phase II of the project will focus on demonstrating the feasibility of proposed techniques and implementing probes during the manufacturing process. The Phase III dual-use applications include academic and corporate research in various commercial use cases, such as healthcare, chemical engineering, agriculture, and EV battery chemistry development. The references for this topic include scientific articles on nano-nitramines and crystallization. The keywords for this topic are Nano-Nitramines, Crystallization, Nanomaterials, Coarse Nitramines, and AI/ML.

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