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Metal Matrix Composite Insensitive Munitions Technology

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
74791
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
05-0128T
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd.
The Millennium Centre 1142 Middle Creek Road Triadelphia, WV -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Metal Matrix Composite Insensitive Munitions Technology
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-06-C-7384
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

The overall objective of the proposed effort is to develop a solid rocket motor case based on metal matrix composites that will support compliance with insensitive munitions (IM) requirements while maintaining or increasing rocket motor performance. The Phase I effort focused on modifying and applying Virginia Tech's physics-based MMC Design Tool to a design study in which MMC materials were substituted for the existing case materials for the Mk72, Mk104, and PAC-3 missiles. The predictions showed both structural and IM benefits associated with the MMC case designs. Phase II activities will further demonstrate and validate the model predictions and IM case technology developed in Phase I and address scaling issues. During Phase III, the technology and methods developed during the prior phases will be implemented into solid rocket motors that are required to be IM compliant.

Principal Investigator:

Brian L. Gordon
Senior Program Manager
3045475800
blg@trl.com

Business Contact:

Brian E. Joseph
President, COO
3045475800
bej@trl.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TOUCHSTONE RESEARCH LABORATORY, LTD.
The Millennium Centre Triadelphia, WV 26059

EIN/Tax ID: 550640717
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE & ST
460 Turner Street Suite 306
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Contact: David W. Richardson
Contact Phone: (540) 231-5281
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university