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Fabrication of Strong and Tough TaC-composites for Advanced Rocket Nozzles via…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
77980
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
B064-007-0006
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
UES, Inc.
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road Dayton, OH 45432-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Fabrication of Strong and Tough TaC-composites for Advanced Rocket Nozzles via a "Top-Down Process"
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-06-C-7528
Award Amount: $99,975.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I program seeks a new fabrication method to produce stronger (>100 kpsi) and tougher (>10 MPa,cm) TaC-based composites for use as zero-eroding rocket nozzle throat components for high performance, reduced-cost boost propulsion systems. UES will apply a novel "Top-Down Process" to control the microstructures of the composites. This approach will produce a very unique grain structure that can offer high strength as well as fracture toughness. Thus, a high thermal shock resistant material is anticipated. Hot-pressing will be used as the means for densification during the Phase I feasibility study. In the Phase II study, a sinter/HIP process will be developed for near-net shape fabrication. During Phase I, UES will collaborate with the University of Dayton Research Institute to conduct hot-pressing, mechanical evaluations, and microstructural characterization. UES will process the powders and also evaluate the high temperature properties.

Principal Investigator:

HeeDong Lee
Research Scientist
9372556535
Heedong.Lee@wpafb.af.mil

Business Contact:

Francis F. Williams, Jr.
Contracts Manager
9374266900
fwilliams@ues.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

UES, INC.
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road Dayton, OH 45432

EIN/Tax ID: 310797776
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF DAYTON
Research Institute 300 College
Dayton, OH 45469
Contact: Robert P. Boehmer
Contact Phone: (937) 229-2919
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university