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#4: Enable ability to operate in CBNRE environment

Subtopic Title: Vapor Monitoring

Description: US Army has an interest in any Technologies / Processes / Logistics / Products and Procedures for Near Real Time (NRT) Monitoring of Vapor Off-gassing or Permeation. Demonstrate the capability to provide near real time (NRT) monitoring of vapor and liquid chemical threats encountered in a CBRN environment. NRT monitoring should provide data output during the threat encounter and be visible and decipherable to operators of the analytical equipment.

Subtopic Title: VX detection

Description: US Army has an interest in any Technologies / Processes / Logistics / Products and Procedures for Low Level Detection of VX Vapor for Rapid Screening. Demonstrate a lower level detection range for VX vapor than the current technologies used

Subtopic Title: Modeling Insensitive Munitions

Description: US Army has an interest in any Technologies / Processes / Logistics / Products and Procedures for Modeling Insensitive Munitions and Energetic Material Production: Mixing, Reaction Kinetics and Systems Scaling in the 21st Century. Examine unique problems for heterogeneous chemical reactions used to produce novel insensitive munitions and focus on the steps required to scale from Test Tube to Pilot Plant reactor to Batch and Continuous Stirred Tank Reactor. Ensure correct mixing, quantify the impacts on reaction kinetics and the essential parameters that make the difference between failed and successful system scale-up.


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