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Future Technology for Aerospace Structures Technology

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
62555
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F031-0735
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
FMW COMPOSITE SYSTEMS, INC.
1200 W. Benedum Industrial Drive Bridgeport, WV 26330 6330
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Future Technology for Aerospace Structures Technology
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-04-C-3419
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 supporting the required loads at elevated temperature while also providing the necessary thermal protection to the primary vehicle structure. Experimental results from the NASP program indicated that titanium matrix composites (TMCs) possessed the necessary thermomechanical properties for this application. However, the processing methods at that time suffered from both prohibitive costs and reliability problems. During the latter half of the 1990's, FMW developed a low-cost, powder-based processing method for producing high-quality TMC components. During the Phase I SBIR, FMW successfully brazed TMC face sheets to a titanium honeycomb, thereby demonstrating the potential of these materials for use as hot primary structures. In the program described herein, FMW, in conjunction with Boeing, proposes the fabrication and testing of a full-scale control surface selected from the current generation of hypersonic air vehicles.

Principal Investigator:

David Nansen
3048421970
dnansen@fmwcomposite.com

Business Contact:

Jerry Fields
3046248028
jfields@fmwcomposite.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

FMW COMPOSITE SYSTEMS, INC.
168 W. Main Street Clarksburg, WV 26301

EIN/Tax ID: 550729330
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No