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ULTRALIGHTWEIGHT HEAT TEMPERATURE STRUCTURAL MATERIALS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
6597
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6597
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ultramet
12173 Montague Street Pacoima, CA 91331-2210
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: ULTRALIGHTWEIGHT HEAT TEMPERATURE STRUCTURAL MATERIALS
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE CHEMICALLY-BOOSTED KINETIC KILL VEHICLE (KKV) WEAPON IS A NECESSARY COMPONENT OF STRATEGIC DEFENSE. NEW SYSTEMS BASED ON ADVANCED SOLID PROPULSION CONCEPTS ARE CURRENTLY BEING INVESTIGATED. THEIR ULTIMATE POTENTIAL CAN BE REALIZED ONLY BY THE DEVELOPMENT OF ULTRALIGHTWEIGHT, HIGH TEMPERATURE, HIGH PERFORMANCE MATERIALS. ONE APPROACH IS THE USE OF SHEATHED FOAM COMPOSITES, THE TECHNOLOGY OF WHICH IS NOT WELL ADVANCED. DENSITY MUST BE REDUCED WHILE STILL MAINTAINING ADEQUATE STRENGTH AND OXIDATION/EROSION RESISTANCE AND IMPROVED WEAR/EROSION SHEATHS MUST BE INCORPORATED. BY AN INNOVATIVE APPLICATION OF CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION, THE FEASIBILITY OF FABRICATING A NEW CLASS OF MATERIALS (LOWER DENSITY HAFNIUM CARBIDE SHEATHED RHENIUM-FOAM COMPOSITES) IS BEING DEMONSTRATED AS IS ITS PERFORMANCE. IF SUCCESSFUL, THIS MATERIAL WILL BE EMPLOYED EXTENSIVELY IN KKV WEAPONS AND WILL ENHANCE THEIR VIABILITY. OTHER APPLICATIONS WOULD INCLUDE MILITARY ROCKETS AND PROTECTION IN COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT ENGINES.

Principal Investigator:

Dr R H Tuffias
8188990236

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ultramet
12173 Montague St Pacoima, CA 91331

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