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Solid Rocket Motor Propellant Characterization and Material Reconstruction…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
86170
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O081-PR2-1058
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
IllinoisRocstar LLC
60 Hazelwood Drive P. O. Box 3001 Champaign, IL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Solid Rocket Motor Propellant Characterization and Material Reconstruction Using High Resolution Tomography
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: FA9300-08-M-3116
Award Amount: $99,116.00
 

Abstract:

Material characterization and volume imaging of as-produced solid propellant grains are important issues in the design process of solid rocket motors. In particular, it is critical that the ballistician have tools that will enable him/her to understand any defects or morphological changes in a grain that might be caused by the manufacturing process, as well as the determination of bulk thermomechanical material properties. We therefore propose to develop software tools for volume imaging and three-dimensional reconstruction of as-produced propellant grains from tomography volume-imaging techniques; develop computational tools that can model the morphology of the propellant grain, including first-, second-, and third-order statistics; and develop computational tools that can determine initial material properties, including elastic modulus, effective thermal conductivity and coefficients of thermal expansion, etc. These tools will be validated by comparison with experimental data.

Principal Investigator:

Mark D. Brandyberry
Senior Research Scientist and CIO
2173774409
mdbrandy@illinoisrocstar.com

Business Contact:

William A. Dick
Managing Member and CEO
2174170885
wdick@illinoisrocstar.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ILLINOISROCSTAR LLC
P. O. Box 3001 Champaign, IL 61826

EIN/Tax ID: 208533123
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No