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Ballistic Missile System Innovative Propulsion Products

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
64258
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
031-1924
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Exothermics, Inc.
14 Columbia Drive Amherst, NH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Ballistic Missile System Innovative Propulsion Products
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N6554003C0054
Award Amount: $69,394.00
 

Abstract:

This proposal addresses the requirement to significantly improve the affordability, maintainability and performance of KKV DACS components. Exothermics and their Phase 1 partner ATK Tactical Systems Company, Elkton, MD, will endeavor to increase theperformance, lower the cost and enhance the technical property reproducibility of selected SDACS hot gas valve components by examining the use of a new class of ultrahigh temperature capable cermet (ceramic + metallic) two phase materials. Once optimized,these will offer outstanding possibilities for fabricating SDACS components such as hot gas valves and thruster nozzles superior technical properties at much reduced cost relative to rhenium, the present material of choice for SDACS hardware.In Phase 1 development efforts will focus on producing limited numbers of test articles for simulated SDACS propellant testing at ATK-Elkton DLV Operations and for thermomechanical properties characterization at Southern Research Institute (SoRI),Birgmingham, AL. Spinoff market opportunities for this materials technology are mainly in the DoD and missile defense realm, primarily in support of programs such as: SM-3 LEAP; Strategic Missile Systems Advanced Post Boost Control System (Navy Trident, Air ForceMinuteman); Miniature Kill Vehicle (MKV) propulsion, and the Boost Phase Intercept control system.

Principal Investigator:

Stephen DiPietro
President/CEO
6037320077
sputboy@rcn.com

Business Contact:

John Corey
CFO
6037320079
jcorey@choiceonemail.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

EXOTHERMICS, INC.
60 Route 101A Amherst, NH 03031

EIN/Tax ID: 020492807
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No