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Advanced High Mass Fraction Tactical Rocket Motor Case

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67722
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-199-1228
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: 2005
Title: Advanced High Mass Fraction Tactical Rocket Motor Case
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9300-05-C-0019
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 potential solution to this problem, the high cost of these materials has severely hindered their consideration. Recently, FMW has developed a series of nano-enhanced titanium alloys that possess tensile properties nearly equal to those of TMCs. As the enhancement is achieved during spray atomization of the starting alloy powder, the enhanced alloys are essentially cost neutral relative to the base alloy. In this effort, FMW will demonstrate the successful scale-up of a nano-enhanced titanium pressure vessel through hot-rolled and welded-case process leaders. Once the baseline roll and welding technology is proven, two full-scale four inch diameter AMRAAM sized cases will be fabricated and tested. The first will be subjected to combined loads testing and hydro-burst, while the second will be insulated and static fired with a heavy wall nozzle and head closure. The results of the firing will be analyzed and revised case performance projections will be completed in the final report.

Principal Investigator:

William Hanusiak
Principle Engineer
3048421864
BHanusiak@FMWComposite.com

Business Contact:

Robert Grabow
VP, AMROC Program
3048421864
RGrabow@FMWComposite.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

FMW COMPOSITE SYSTEMS, INC.
1200 W. Benedum Industrial Drive Bridgeport, WV 26330

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