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Advanced Valve Technology for COIL (AVTCOIL)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
81810
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B063-055-0656
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Mide Technology Corporation
200 Boston Avenue Suite 1000 Medford, MA 02155
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Advanced Valve Technology for COIL (AVTCOIL)
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W9113M-07-C-0084
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

The (Airborne Laser) ABL Chemical Oxygen Iodine Laser (COIL) creates a lasing medium by utilizing Chlorine to produce Singlet Delta Oxygen (SDO) which in-turn dissociates a separately supplied Iodine molecule and then excites the resulting Iodine atom for lasing. Both Chlorine and Iodine are extremely caustic substances and require great care when handling. Of particular importance is the lifetime of high performance valves used to meter these substances as well as all other ABL fluid products (Helium, Nitrogen, ammonia and Hydrogen Peroxide). Since the valves must operate on an aircraft, overall contribution to ABL system weight is an important consideration. Mide proposes an innovative design that incorporates corrosion resistant materials in the valve body, seat materials that are compatible will all the fluids to be used, and an actuating mechanism that can meet the desired opening and closing times. The actuation system will be pneumatically operated while materials with unique properties will be included in the actuating mechanism. Mide's experience with the design, development and flight qualification of custom valves and materials expertise creates the required combination for the development of a successful valve for use on ABL.

Principal Investigator:

Marthinus C. van Schoor
CEO/CTO
7813060609
tienie@mide.com

Business Contact:

Petra Botha
Chief Financial Officer
7813060609
pbotha@mide.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MIDE TECHNOLOGY CORP.
200 Boston Avenue Suite 1000 Medford, MA 02155

EIN/Tax ID: 043066318
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No