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Environmentally Insensitive Active Decluttering

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
47790
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N001-1339
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Materials & Electrochemical Research (MER) Corp.
7960 S. Kolb Rd. Tucson, AZ 85756-9237
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Environmentally Insensitive Active Decluttering
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00178-02-C-3020
Award Amount: $300,000.00
 

Abstract:

The Phase I program demonstrated molybdenum-rhenium (Mo-Re) alloys exhibited negligible erosion and wear in terms of weight loss, which was nearly 100 times less than chromium plated gun steel in vented bomb test at 40,000 lbs/in2 using EX-99 propellant.Laser fusion fabrication was utilized and a short 155mm barrel section, including rifling, was formed that contained Mo-Re functionally graded into titanium and shrink-fitted into a 4340 outer steel barrel. The Phase II program will optimize the Mo-Reratio versus vented bomb erosion and wear, followed by mechanical property characterization including fatigue life. Barrel sections with Mo-Re functionally-graded into the barrel structure will be formed and live fire tested. Additional optimization willprovide barrels for further live fire and fatigue life testing to provide a basis for producing production barrels that substantially eliminate erosion and wear with advanced propellants as well as fatigue life as a design limitation

Principal Investigator:

J.c. Withers
CEO
5205741980
jcwithers@mercorp.com

Business Contact:

R.o. Loutfy
President
5205741980
rloutfy@mercorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MATERIALS & ELECTROCHEMICAL RESEARCH
7960 S. Kolb Rd. Tucson, AZ 85706

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