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Company Information:

Company Name: DWA ALUMINUM COMPOSITES
City: Chatsworth
State: CA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (818) 998-1504

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,224,831.00 21
SBIR Phase II $3,260,309.00 9

Award List:

A UNIQUE ALUMINUM BRONZE MATRIX COMPOSITE HAS BEEN DEVELOPED THAT OFFERS ATTRACTIVE PROPERTIES FOR ELEVATED-TEMPERATURE USE.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Edward supan , INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $48,480.00
Abstract:
A unique aluminum bronze matrix composite has been developed that offers attractive properties for elevated-temperature use. this phase i program will fabricate extruded aluminum-bronze matrix composites and demonstrate the usefulness of these materials at temperatures up to 1500 degrees f for power… More

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT TEMPERATURE CONTROL USING METAL-MATRIX COMPOSITES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Edward C. Supan , Investigator
Award Amount: $49,818.00

HIGH-TEMPERATURE METAL-MATRIX STRUCTURE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Edward C. Supan
Award Amount: $49,779.00

LOW CTE METAL MATRIX COMPOSITE FITTINGS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Edward C. Supan , Investigator
Award Amount: $47,837.00

HIGH-TEMPERATURE METAL-MATRIX STRUCTURE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Edward C. Supan
Award Amount: $313,410.00
Abstract:
This phase i program proposes first to demonostrate the feasibility of producing a ceramic particulate-reinforced superalloy mmc, and secondly to show that the new material can function usefully for structure operating up to 2000 degree (f). the program will focus on use of inco 718 as a matrix… More

MOST SPACECRAFT, PARTICULARLY MANNED VEHICLES, HAVE DIVERSIFIED POWER REQUIREMENTS NECESSITATING A VARIETY OF THERMAL-CONTROL CAPABILITEIS FOR BOTH PRIMARY SYSTEMS AND CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Timothy a loftin , PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Award Amount: $49,854.00
Abstract:
Most spacecraft, particularly manned vehicles, have diversified power requirements necessitating a variety of thermal-control capabiliteis for both primary systems and contingency operations. to accomplish these requirements, heat dissipation in the space environment (and control in moving the heat… More

COMPOSITE HEAT PIPE CONCEPTS USING PITCH GRAPHITE/METAL CPMPOSISTES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Timothy A Loftin , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,959.00

TUBULAR COMPOSITE STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS WITH INTEGRAL END FITTINGS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Timothy A Loftin , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,887.00

END FITTINGS FOR HINGED AND RIGID JINTS BETWEEN GRAPHITE-ALUMINUM TUBULAR STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Timothy A Loftin , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,745.00

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT TEMPERATURE CONTROL USING METAL-MATRIX COMPOSITES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Edward C. Supan , Investigator
Award Amount: $471,669.00
Abstract:
This phase i program is intended to demonstrate the feasibility of producing a lightweight metal-matrix composite (mmc) heat-removal bar having the thermal conductivity of copper and to show, by mechanical and physical-property tests, that this mmc is a useful material for heat transfer in space and… More

LOW CTE METAL MATRIX COMPOSITE FITTINGS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Edward C. Supan , Investigator
Award Amount: $498,230.00
Abstract:
This phase i program is designed to demonstrate the feasibility of producing lightweight, low cte metal-matrix composite fittings of graphite-fiber/aluminum and to show by mechanical and physical-property tests that the material is useful for application to space structural hardware. the program… More

THIS PHASE I PROGRAM WILL DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING ALUMINUM-BRONZE MATRIX COMPOSITES FOR SMALL-CALIBER GUN BARRELS BY FABRICATION AND EVALUATION OF THESE MATERIALS.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Edward c supan
Award Amount: $49,950.00
Abstract:
This phase i program will demonstrate the feasibility of using aluminum-bronze matrix composites for small-caliber gun barrels by fabrication and evaluation of these materials. the matrix alloy is based on cu-7a1-2ti, an age-hardenable alpha-type alluminum bronze. ceramic particle additions (such as… More

EXPLORING THE FEASIBILITY OF COMBINING MATERIALS TO PRODUCE HIGH SPECIFIC MODULUS AND STRENGTH IN A SINGLE COMPOSITE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael A Webb
Award Amount: $49,978.00

HYBRID MMC MATERIALS FOR JOINING OF THERMALLY MIS-MATCHED MISSILE COMPONENTS DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark R Van Den Bergh
Award Amount: $49,928.00

TUBULAR COMPOSITE STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS WITH INTEGRAL END FITTINGS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Timothy A Loftin , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $229,000.00
Abstract:
Coupling high-performance metal-matrix composite structural elements with end fittings of comparable high performance promises the capability of fabricating structures of exceptional strength, rigidity and thermal stability. attaching the end fittings to the structural elements duringthe initial… More

COMPOSITE HEAT PIPE CONCEPTS USING PITCH GRAPHITE/METAL CPMPOSISTES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Timothy A Loftin , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $125,000.00
Abstract:
Feasibility will be demonstrated for use of high stiffness high thermal conductivity pitch graphic reinforced-metal composites in simple heat-pipe concepts. the very highly anisotropic thermal conductivity of pitch graphite, combinedwith excellent gr-metal specific mechanical properties suggests a… More

END FITTINGS FOR HINGED AND RIGID JINTS BETWEEN GRAPHITE-ALUMINUM TUBULAR STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Timothy A Loftin , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $125,000.00
Abstract:
By attaching (via welding or bonding) articulated terminators onto high-performance graphite-aluminum tubular structural elements, hinged andd rigid jints can be stable dwa1 20 metal-matrix composites will find many applications in the fabrication of structures requiring extreme stiffness and… More

EXPLORING THE FEASIBILITY OF COMBINING MATERIALS TO PRODUCE HIGH SPECIFIC MODULUS AND STRENGTH IN A SINGLE COMPOSITE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Michael A Webb
Award Amount: $499,000.00
Abstract:
Graphite fiber is one of the most versatile reinforcements known. with pan based precursor, tensile strengths up to 1.2 msi will be available in fy1986 and with pitch based precursor, modulus of elasticity up to 140 msi will be available. the objective of this program is to evaluate the limits of… More

HYBRID MMC MATERIALS FOR JOINING OF THERMALLY MIS-MATCHED MISSILE COMPONENTS DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mark R Van Den Bergh
Award Amount: $499,000.00
Abstract:
This phase i program will demonstrate the ability of utilizing hybrid metal-matrix composites (mmc) on selected navy missile structures where two structures, or subelements of markedly different c.t.e. must be attached. the unique ability of tailoring various mmc's to achieve low, intermediate, or… More

MATRIX ALLOY DEVELOPMENT FOR GRAPHITE/METAL MATRIX COMPOSITES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr william c harrigan jr
Award Amount: $50,026.00
Abstract:
The use of graphite/metal composites for space structure applications requiring zero thermal expansion characteristics has been hampered by the problem of hysteresis caused by matrix yielding. this hysteresis has been eliminated in laboratory samples by heat treating the composite to obtain a matrix… More

THE PHYSICS OF MMC'S: MICROSTRUCTURAL EFFECTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Joseph f dolowy jr
Award Amount: $50,022.00
Abstract:
This phase i program will characterize and demonstrate the effects on static mechanical properties and composite toughness of fine grain size microstructure of granular structure composites with isotropic characteristics. present cermets and discontinuously reinforced metal-matrix composite… More

MATRIX ALLOY DEVELOPMENT FOR GRAPHITE/ALUMINUM SPACE STRUCTURES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr william c harrigan jr
Award Amount: $49,996.00
Abstract:
The use of graphite/magnesium composites for space structures with zero thermal expansion characteristics has been hampered by the hysteresis caused by matrix yielding. this hysteresis has been eliminated in laboratory samples by heat treating the composite to obtain a matrix yield strength in… More

DEVELOPMENT OF PLANAR ISOTROPIC NEAR ZERO CTE GR/AL SPHERICAL REFLECTORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Olin hudson
Award Amount: $49,974.00
Abstract:
Current antenna reflectors are primarily made from gr/epoxy or carbon-carbon composites, and these material systems offer limitations in survivability and mechanical properties. these limitatations contribute to poor performance and could result in failure of the system. this proposed program will… More

DEMONSTRATION OF LOW CTE PARTICULATE REINFORCED METAL MATRIXCOMPOSITE MATERIAL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Olin Hudson
Award Amount: $49,954.00

DEMONSTRATION OF LOW CTE PARTICULATE REINFORCED METAL MATRIXCOMPOSITE MATERIAL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Olin Hudson
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
Current space structure joints and couplings require low cte while maintaining lightweight and structural integrity. they must also be fabricable and of affordable cost. no material developed to date adequately meets all of these criteria. this is alarming because space structures must belightweight… More

HIGH SPECIFIC STRENGTH/STIFFNESS METAL MATRIX COMPOSITE TORPEDO HULL SECTIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Cory Smith/sam Raheb
Award Amount: $49,979.00
Abstract:
This phase i effort will show the feasibility of the fabrication of high specific strength/stiffness, b(4)c reinforced aluminum metal matrix composite (mmc) torpedo hulls. current torpedo hulls are comprised of aluminum which is either cast or forged into relatively thick hull sections, which tend… More

Deformation Process Modeling of DRA Extrusions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Timothy A. Loftin
Award Amount: $99,946.00
Abstract:
The lack of fully developed extrusion design tools for Discontinuously Reinforced Aluminum (DRA) such as finite element simulation codes will continue to impede market penetration of this promising aerospace material. There is limited motivation on the part of the aluminum extrusion industry to… More

Affordable Nanophase Aluminum for Launch Vehicle Propulsion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Cory Smith
Award Amount: $99,944.00

Cost-Effective Manufacturing for L12 Strengthened Aluminum Alloys

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Timothy Loftin, Manager, Engineering
Award Amount: $99,927.00
Abstract:
The use of aluminum in rocket engine turbo-machinery has not been realized due to strength limitations at elevated temperature. This Phase I SBIR proposal addresses innovative, cost-effective manufacturing techniques for L12 strengthened aluminum alloysthat will exhibit high temperature strength… More

SiCp/Al MMC Bearing Liners

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Cory Smith, Manager of M&P Engineerin – (818) 998-1504
Award Amount: $79,848.00
Abstract:
DWA Aluminum Composites proposes the use of powder-metallurgy based, silicon carbide particulate (SiCp) reinforced aluminum Metal-Matrix-Composites (MMCs) for the replacement of 4320 steel alloy bearing liners to achieve weight reduction in the gearboxes of the CH-53K helicopter. Ceramic particulate… More