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Ultra-Strong High-Temperature Bonding of Titanium to Ceramic Materials

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
78464
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
053-0495
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Integrated Micro Sensors, Inc.
10814 Atwell Dr Houston, TX 77096-4934
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Ultra-Strong High-Temperature Bonding of Titanium to Ceramic Materials
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W9113M-07-C-0168
Award Amount: $749,999.00
 

Abstract:

Currently the IRBAS ceramic radomes of the PAC-3 missiles are being attached at the Lockheed Martin Missile & Fire Control Corp (LMMFC) using an adhesive bonding process that is not capable to sustain high mechanical and thermal stresses required for this application. Conventional high-temperature brazing in a furnace cannot be applied due to the large size of the components being bonded and high cost associated with it. A furnaceless bonding process was previously proposed by BAE Systems Emerging Technologies. However this process has not been implemented by LMMFC due to insufficient bond strength resulting from material interface issues. Integrated Micro Sensors Inc. (IMS) proposes an efficient laser-assisted process for fabrication of Micro Column Arrays (MCA) on pre-bonded surfaces, which will allow for significant improvement of the furnaceless brazing process developed at BAE Systems. The objective of this project is to bring the IMS MCA laser ablation process to maturity and demonstrate commercial integration of this process with BAE brazing processes using LMMFC tooling and PAC-3 MSE Radome hardware. As a result of the Phase II project Integrated Micro Sensors Inc. will demonstrate and test a pre-commercial prototype of a PAC-3 missile IRBAS ceramic radome brazed to a Ti alloy attachment ring.

Principal Investigator:

David Starikov
Director of Research
7137487926
dstarikov@imsensors.com

Business Contact:

David Starikov
Director of Research
7137487926
dstarikov@imsensors.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

INTEGRATED MICRO SENSORS, INC.
10814 Atwell Drive Houston, TX 77096

EIN/Tax ID: 861076501
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No