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ZERO-EROSION THROATS FOR SOLID PROPELLANTS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
15720
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15720
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: 1992
Title: ZERO-EROSION THROATS FOR SOLID PROPELLANTS
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $498,000.00
 

Abstract:

ADVANCED SOLID ROCKET PROPELLANTS ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE TODAY THAT WOULD PROVIDE A SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE IN PERFORMANCE AND/OR REDUCTION IN LAUNCH COST. THEY CANNOT BE USED, HOWEVER, BECAUSE THE TECHNOLOGY OF CONTAINMENT MATERIALS IS NOT SUFFICIENTLY ADVANCED. IN THIS PHASE I PROGRAM, ULTRAMET PROPOSES TO DEVELOP INNOVATIVE PROCESSING METHODS APPLIED TO UNIQUE MATERIALS TO FABRICATE NEAR-ZERO EROSIN THROATS FOR THESE ULTRAHIGH TEMPERATURE SOLID ROCKET MOTOTRS AND DEMONSTRATE THEIR PERFORMANCE. SYSTEMS REQUIRING THE BENEFITS OF IMPROVED NOZZLE THROAT EROSION ARE VARIED AND NUMEROUS. AMONG THEM ARE THE ADVANCED SOLID AXIAL STAGE, KINETIC ENERGY ANTISATELLITE SYSTEMS, BRILLIANT PEBBLES, GUIDED BOMB PROPULSION SYSTEMS, AND ALL OTHER MILITARY SPACE APPLICATIONS. ADDITIONAL APPLICATIONS FOR THIS TECHNOLOGY WILL INCLUDE UNCOOLED LEADING EDGES FOR HYPERSONIC VEHICLES AND REENTRY VEHICLES, AS WELL AS HIGH PERFORMANCE GUN BARRELS.

Principal Investigator:

Robert H Tuffias Phd
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ultramet
12173 Montague Street Pacoima, CA 91331

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