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Innovative Manufacturing of Novel, High-Performance Composites for Propulsion…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
58789
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
02-0157
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Cornerstone Research Group, Inc.
2750 Indian Ripple Road Dayton, OH 45440-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Innovative Manufacturing of Novel, High-Performance Composites for Propulsion Components
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: DASG6003C0087
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

This program will fully develop Cornerstone Research Group's (CRG) novel resin transfer molding (RTM) technology to significantly adjust the cost-versus-performance tradeoff for composite Solid Rocket Motors (SRM). The CRG approach involves fulldevelopment of the novel RTM process technology to manufacture SRMs in a much less expensive manner while allowing improved performance designs to be achieved. This novel process will achieve low-cost pre-insulated Leave-in Mandrels. These mandrels willbe inserted into the traditional filament winding manufacturing process currently used to manufacture SRMs. This approach will eliminate more than 50% of the labor in manufacturing SRMs. Additional benefits exist in the capability to customize insulationdesigns as needed to improve performance. CRG will develop this propulsion manufacturing technology under the expert guidance of propulsion design and manufacturing engineers at Pratt and Whitney Space Systems (P&W).

Principal Investigator:

D. Ernest Havens
Senior Research Engineer
9373201877
havensde@crgrp.net

Business Contact:

Patrick J. Hood
President
9373201877
hoodpj@crgrp.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

CORNERSTONE RESEARCH GROUP, INC.
2750 Indian Ripple Rd. Dayton, OH 45440

EIN/Tax ID: 311517769
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No