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Company Information:

Company Name: FMW COMPOSITE SYSTEMS, INC.
City: Bridgeport
State: WV
Zip+4: 26330 6330
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (304) 842-1970

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $882,667.00 10
SBIR Phase II $3,579,952.00 5

Award List:

Future Technology for Aerospace Structures Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William Hanusiak, Director, R&D
Award Amount: $74,998.00
Abstract:
The increasing importance of hypersonic systems future USAF requirements is increasing the need for lightweight, load-bearing structural designs. The optimum approach to this need is a hot primary structure that can carry the required loads at hightemperatures, which minimizes the need to heavily… More

Opportunity For Enhanced Performance Of Ballistic Missile Propulsion Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: William M. Hanusiak. Ph.D., Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $69,952.00
Abstract:
The overall weight of the interceptor for the boost phase interception is heavily driven by the payload and upper stages. Weight saved here has a leveraged impact on the overall vehicle weight or kill vehicle velocity. A key component of the kill vehicleweight is the divert and altitude control… More

Innovative Manufacturing Processes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: William Hanusiak, Director, R&D
Award Amount: $69,970.00
Abstract:
The development of titanium matrix composites (TMC) provides the MDA with an ideal lightweight material for lowering missile inert structure weight; thus, improving performance. This material has the strength of steel at approximately half the weight.One attractive application is the propellant… More

Future Technology for Aerospace Structures Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David Nansen
Award Amount: $749,993.00
Abstract:
The continued development of hypersonic vehicles and high performance space access vehicles has highlighted the importance of light-weight, load-bearing structures capable of prolonged exposure at elevated temperatures. The optimal solution to this problem would be a hot primary structure capable of… More

Advanced High Mass Fraction Tactical Rocket Motor Case

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William Hanusiak, Principle Scientist
Award Amount: $99,431.00
Abstract:
The maturation of Titanium Matrix Composite into an affordable material system with production experience on the F-16 opens up a wide series of opportunities for improved propulsion performance. This SBIR builds on the baseline TMC demonstrations being conducted by FMW and ATK and extends them to… More

Advanced Rocket Propulsion Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert Grabow, Program Manager
Award Amount: $99,187.00
Abstract:
The future propulsion requirements of the USAF will require substantial performance improvements, especially stage mass fraction as defined by the Phase III IHPRPT goals. The development and transition to production of titanium matrix composites (TMC) offer the potential of significant mass… More

Innovative Weight Efficient Combined Structural/Thermal Protection System (TPS) Concepts

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Vincent Hammond, Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,187.00
Abstract:
The current approach to providing thermal protection to aero-vehicles is to use a parasitic thermal protection system (TPS) that protects the primary structure while transferring the aerodynamic loads to the same primary structure. This approach increases the complexity of the vehicle system… More

Advanced High Mass Fraction Tactical Rocket Motor Case

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William Hanusiak, Principle Engineer
Award Amount: $749,987.00
Abstract:
The higher Mach number flight capability required in future missile systems has necessitated the development of advanced materials capable of surviving the increased thermal loads expected in these systems. Although previous research has indicated that titanium matrix composites (TMCs) are a… More

Innovative Weight Efficient Combined Structural/Thermal Protection System (TPS) Concepts

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Robert Grabow, Program Manager
Award Amount: $749,988.00
Abstract:
The current approach to providing thermal protection to aero-vehicles is to use a parasitic thermal protection system (TPS) that protects the primary structure while transferring the aerodynamic loads to the same primary structure. This approach increases the complexity of the vehicle system that,… More

Advanced Thermal Management System for Military Applications of the Scramjet Cycle

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Rob Grabow, Program Manager
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
The recent successful flight tests of a scramjet have moved to the cycle closer to military application. One key barrier to military utilization of the scrajet is high weights in the engine. The current engine uses an inconel actively cooled wall on the engine. Recent developments in Titanium… More

Titanium Matrix Composite Pressure Vessel

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Steve M. Spear, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,994.00
Abstract:
For over 15 years, FMW Composite Systems has developed Metal Matrix Composite manufacturing methodologies for fabricating silicon-carbide-fiber-reinforced titanium components, also known as Titanium Matrix Composites (TMC), for the aerospace industry. These efforts have resulted in successfully… More

Reinforced High Temperature Titanium Metal Matrix Composite Systems For Impeller Applications In Advanced Army Turboshaft Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Seshacharyulu Tamirisakanda, Specialist
Award Amount: $69,969.00
Abstract:
FMW Composite Systems, Inc., in collaboration with Honeywell Aerospace (Engine Manufacturer) proposes to develop a nano dispersion reinforced titanium metal matrix composite (TiMMC) system that can operate at higher temperatures for impeller applications in advanced Army turboshaft engines. After… More

Titanium Matrix Composite Pressure Vessel

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Steven Spear, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,993.00
Abstract:
For over 15 years, FMW Composite Systems has developed Metal Matrix Composite manufacturing methodologies for fabricating silicon-carbide-fiber-reinforced titanium components, also known as Titanium Matrix Composites (TMC), for the aerospace industry. These efforts have resulted in successfully… More

Advanced Divert and Attitude Control Systems (DACS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Sesh Tamirisakandala, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $99,982.00
Abstract:
FMW Composite Systems, Inc., in collaboration with Aerojet (OEM), proposes to develop nano-enhanced titanium alloy components for advanced light weight Divert and attitude control systems (DACS), which are capable of replacing current materials to achieve improved performance, net weight reductions,… More

Reinforced High Temperature Titanium Metal Matrix Composite Systems For Impeller Applications In Advanced Army Turboshaft Engines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Sesh Tamirisa, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $729,991.00
Abstract:
Superior high-temperature performance requirements for highly stressed rotating components of the compressor section in advanced Army turboshaft engines cannot be met by the existing materials and require sophisticated materials solution concepts. The objective of this SBIR program is to develop a… More