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The Development of Gradient/Reinforced Materials for Reducing Weight in Weapon…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
62846
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A022-1532
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: The Development of Gradient/Reinforced Materials for Reducing Weight in Weapon Systems
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: DAAE30-03-C-103
Award Amount: $120,000.00
 

Abstract:

It is necessary to reduce the weight of weapon systems carried by the individual solder to achieve maximum effectiveness. This includes new weapon systems under development such as the Objective Individual Combat Weapon (OICW) which initially isoverweight. The development and utilization of advanced engineered materials for components, such as the housing and barrels of the OICW, have the potential to not only reduce weight, but also enhance performance. Functionally graded composites are aconcept in materials composition that can exhibit exemplary properties that can be translated to reducing weight for the OICW. MER has demonstrated processing to produce functionally graded plastic composites as well as refractory materials graded intoboth metals and metal composites which will be produced, characterized, cost analysis performed for producing, and trade off analysis performed with the OICW prime contractor. These results will be translated into refining and optimizing processing,scale-up and producing components for OICW evaluation in Phase II as well as defining other applications for the developed graded/reinforced materials. Grade/reinforced composites have extensive applications in weapon systems for all military services aswell as generally in aerospace, energy conversion including all engine types, general industry and sport equipment.

Principal Investigator:

James C. Withers
CEO
5205741980
jcwithers@mercorp.com

Business Contact:

Raouf O. Loutfy
President
5205741980
rloutfy@mercorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

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

EIN/Tax ID: 860530946
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No