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A Metallic Nanocomposite with the Highest Strength and Modulus Ratio of Any…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
91675
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
08SB2-0149
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: A Metallic Nanocomposite with the Highest Strength and Modulus Ratio of Any Metallic Material for Applications Weapons Systems
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0343
Award Amount: $99,000.00
 

Abstract:

New and innovative materials are required to provide revolutionary capabilities to DoD platforms and weapon systems. Magnesium is the lightest metal that can be applied to defense, structural and commercial applications. Magnesium's utilization is often restricted since it suffers from inherent poor corrosion resistance and mechanical deficiencies. Nanoreinforcements in magnesium have demonstrated significant improvement in corrosion resistance similar to that of aluminum and some nanoreinforcements in a metal have similarly shown increases of 1.5 to 3.5 times in mechanical property improvements. Nanoreinforced nano-grained magnesium offers the potential to exhibit a strength and modulus to density ratio greater than any metallic material. Some nanoreinforcements in magnesium offer significant potential to produce a ballistic material with the lowest areal density of any material. This program will optimize nanoreinforced magnesium to provide exemplary corrosion resistance and the highest specific properties and ballistic performance of any metallic material for applications to revolutionize capabilities in DoD platforms and weapon systems.

Principal Investigator:

Roger Storm
Senior Vice-President
5205741980
jcwithers@mercorp.com

Business Contact:

Raouf Loutfy
President
5205741980
mercorp@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