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Innovative Refractory Metal Processing for Warhead Applications

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67650
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-162-2122
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: 2004
Title: Innovative Refractory Metal Processing for Warhead Applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8651-04-C-0229
Award Amount: $99,999.00
 

Abstract:

Enhanced ballistic performance and lethality of warheads is materials limited. High density materials with high flow strength, strain to failure ductility, texture, and lethal energy release as well as with nono-structure are desirable. The refractory metals as a class meet many of these requirements but are difficult to produce in the desired microstructure and in layers which is a desirable configuration for optimum warhead performance. A novel plasma process has demonstrated the refractory metals can be produced with amorphorous to nanostructures, in multilayers with energetic surface layers in sizes upto two feet at virtually any thickness. This plasma system will be utilized to develop refractory metals identified in coordination with the Air Force with defined microstructures, characterized and delivered specimens including multilayer specimens to the Air Force.

Principal Investigator:

James C. Withers
CEO
5205741980
jcwithers@mercorp.com

Business Contact:

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

MATERIALS & ELECTROCHEMICAL RESEARCH (MER) CORP.
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