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Low Cost, High Performance Liquid Divert and Attitude Control Systems (DACS)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
78517
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
053-0536
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MONTCORP.
1445 Lakeview Lane Whitefish, MT -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Low Cost, High Performance Liquid Divert and Attitude Control Systems (DACS)
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W9113M-06-C-0034
Award Amount: $99,804.00
 

Abstract:

The most significant hardware costs on a missile interceptor propulsion system are associated with the thrusters, for which there are typically four divert thrusters and four, six, or eight attitude control thrusters per interceptor. Reducing the cost of the valve/injector for the bipropellant thrusters will result in a significant reduction of the interceptor propulsion system. Current high-performance divert and attitude control thrusters have integrated valve/injectors, which currently have long lead-times and high cost because of the serial manufacturing steps inherent with the valve and injector sharing a common body. Cost reduction of the valve/injector can be accomplished through design without sacrificing thruster performance. While maintaining the benefits of the integrated valve/injector, a study is proposed to design, build, and test hardware where the valve body and injector face are fabricated in parallel. The integration of the injector to the valve will occur after the valve and injector bodies have completed their individual fabrication steps, including drilling the injector orifices. In addition to the cost savings afforded by the parallel manufacturing steps, this design will allow laser-drilling of the injector orifices, which will reduce injector drilling times significantly.

Principal Investigator:

Blaine Wright
President/Mechanical Engineer
4068629777
bwright@montcorp.com

Business Contact:

Blaine Wright
President/Mechanical Engineer
4068629777
bwright@montcorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MONTCORP.
1445 Lakeview Lane Whitefish, MT 59937

EIN/Tax ID: 810521231
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No