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modified intumescent material is needed that is lightweight, quick-expanding, has a char strength sufficient towithstand airflow, and does not initiate expansion/activation until reaching 700ºF or higher. This new enhanced hightemperature expanding intumescence will significantly advance the state-of-the-art in intumescent materialscapability to suppress fires rapidly and effectively in manned and unmanned aerospace systems.AF - 254
PHASE I: Develop thin, lightweight intumescent coating,that begins expanding above 700ºF, fully expands &extinguishes within 10 seconds of fire initiation,withstands -50ºF to 160ºF without performance degradation,andchar withstands 5 lbms/sec airflow. Demonstrate coating’s performance in a lab environment.PHASE II: Demonstrate the new intumescent material’s performance capability which meets/exceeds the criteriaidentified in Phase I in a full-scale engine nacelle test facility. The intumescent material must comply with allperformance criteria identified in Phase I, including engine nacelle fire extinguishment within 10 seconds of fireinitiation. DUAL USE COMMERCIALIZATION: The new intumescent coating developed for the Department of Defense formanned and unmanned aerospace systems is equally applicable for use throughout industry as a fireretardant/suppressant on commercial aircraft, in buildings, and in construction of new facilities.REFERENCES: AFRL-WS-WP-TR-2004-9001 (JASPO-03-V-003). Intumescent “Instant Firewalls” for Low-CostFire Protection. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, October 2004. KEYWORDS: Intumescent Material, Fire Protection, Intumescent Coating, Instant Firewalls, Survivability,Vulnerability, Firewalls, Intumescents, Engine Nacelle.AF06-293 TITLE: Electronic Virtual Thermal Mapping Device TECHNOLOGY AREAS: Materials/ProcessesThe technology within this topic is restricted under the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR), whichcontrols the export and import of defense-related material and services. Offerors must disclose any proposed use offoreign nationals, their country of origin, and what tasks each would accomplish in the statement of work inaccordance with section 3.5.b.(7) of the solicitation.STATEMENT OF INTENT: This topic holds the greatest potential for meeting the technical needs of ourwarfighters supported by PEOs and Centers.OBJECTIVE: Develop a low-cost, high-speed, virtual electronic Thermal Mapping Device (TMD) capable ofidentifying fire ignition source in large and small areas.DESCRIPTION: Throughout the Department of Defense, identification of a fire source is paramount to timely firesuppression and ensuring the survivability of aerospace platforms. A TMD is needed that can instantly identify thelocation of fire sources and assist in precise direction of onboard fire suppressant to the correct area. This device willbe used to significantly enhance the survivability of current and future aerospace systems. This technology will