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Company Information:

Company Name: Materials Research & Design
City: Wayne
State: PA
Zip+4: 19087-1858
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.m-r-d.com
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $824,540.00 8
SBIR Phase II $2,099,586.00 3
STTR Phase I $224,730.00 2

Award List:

Refractory Coated/Lined Low Density Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Joseph H. Pluscauskis, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,674.00
Abstract:
This project addresses the development of refractory coated or lined low density structures applicable for advanced future propulsion system technologies. The fundamental idea behind this concept was to design a hot-walled refractory material (ceramic and/or metallic) in the form of a thin coating… More

CMC Control Surface Designs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Craig Iwano, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,914.00
Abstract:
As space exploration and hypersonic cruise technologies develop, the focus has shifted towards the development of lightweight, fully reusable and lower cost vehicles. The current state-of-the-art (SOA) is taking an incremental improvement step over the Space Shuttle TPS approach. All-ceramic matrix… More

Design and Analysis of Metal-to-Composite Nozzle Extension Joints

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Craig Iwano, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,989.00
Abstract:
As the operational demands of liquid rocket engines increases, so too does the need for improved design and manufacturing methods for metal-to-composite nozzle extensions. The state of the art utilizes non-domestic composite materials for nozzle extensions. Although this solution does offer weight… More

Micromechanical Design Tool for Innovative Lightweight Composite Sandwich Structures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of Maryland
Principal Investigator: Kent Buesking, Director – (610) 964-6130
Award Amount: $99,888.00
RI Contact: Hugh A. Bruck
Abstract:
Existing Navy aircraft create significant design challenges because aerodynamics require complex shaped contours, while structural efficiency leads to lightweight, strong composite sandwiches for load bearing components. The structures employ high strength graphite/epoxy face sheets over honeycomb… More

Implication of as Manufactured Delaminations on CMC the Life of Ceramic Matrix Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Guido Teti, Program Manager – (610) 964-9000
Award Amount: $99,914.00
Abstract:
The goal of the testing is to develop and life prediction theories which describe the structural re-sponse in CMCs with delaminations emanating from manufacturing imperfections. Much work have been done studying the effects of defects in CMCs particularly in the area of porosity, but no one has… More

Lightweight Armor Solution for the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Daniel Hladio, Research Engineer – (610) 964-9000
Award Amount: $69,985.00
Abstract:
Materials Research & Design, Inc (MR & D) is pleased to submit this Phase I SBIR proposal for the design, fabrication, and ballistic testing of a lightweight armor system for use on the Marine Corps Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV). The proposed armor employs thin, lightweight modular… More

3 DIMENSIONAL PREFORMS FOR NONUNIFORM SOLID CROSS-SECTIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kent Buesking, Director – (610) 964-6130
Award Amount: $79,993.00
Abstract:
The Navy"s Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) employs ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) in certain critical components like the flaps and seals of the engine exhaust nozzle. The CMC flaps and seals are attached to movable metal frames that can be actuated to vary the nozzle"s throat di-ameter and… More

Development, Analysis and Testing of Concepts for Improved FOD Impact Resistance of Ceramic Matrix Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Craig Iwano, Senior Research Engineer – (610) 964-9000
Award Amount: $749,956.00
Abstract:
A combined fabrication and experimentation program, coupled with mathematical simulation of impact events to enable improved FOD resistant HiPerCompTM designs, is proposed here. The CMC's associated with this program are the General Electric Company HiPerComp SiC/SiC material system. Extensive… More

Design and Fabrication of High Strength Composites for Projectile Aft Skirts

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kent Buesking, Director – (610) 964-6130
Award Amount: $749,956.00
Abstract:
The US Navy is developing an electromagnetic rail gun (EMRG) that can fire inert pro-jectiles with a mass of over 16 kg to a range of 200 nautical miles. The lethality of the weapon is based upon the kinetic energy of the projectile, which will strike the target at a velocity of 1.5 km/sec. The… More

Alternative Fabrication Designs for Carbon-Carbon (C-C) Nozzle Extensions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Tiffany A. Boarts, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,989.00
Abstract:
In order for carbon-carbon nozzle extensions and exit cones to serve as practical, low cost components for future Earth-to-Orbit propulsion systems, it is necessary to develop alternative fabrication methods coupled with proven design and analysis tools. Two-dimensional (2D) C-C components are… More

Calculation of Effective Material Strengths for 3D Woven Hybrid Preforms and Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Kerry Hopp, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,761.00
Abstract:
Current NASA programs, such as Adaptable, Deployable Entry and Placement Technology (ADEPT) and Woven Thermal Protection Systems (WTPS) are looking to fill a gap in ablative TPS for future missions to Venus and Saturn, human missions beyond Lunar, and Mars Sample Return Missions. Both of these… More

Test Methods for the Determination of Anisotropic Compliances in 3D Woven Preforms for Ablative TPS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Craig Iwano, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,995.00
Abstract:
Based on the recent success of the Mars Exploration Program and the Mars Science Laboratory mission, NASA has a desire to expand on the technology developed under each effort in order to increase future mission capabilities, namely an increase in payload capacity for entry to Mars, Venus and other… More

Improved Foreign Object Damage Performance for 2D Woven Ceramic Matrix Composites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: University of Dayton Research Institute
Principal Investigator: Edward Klock-McCook, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,842.00
RI Contact: Claudette Groeber
Abstract:
As the power density of advanced engines increases, the need for new materials that are capable of higher operating temperatures, such as ceramic matrix composites (CMCs), is critical for turbine hot-section static and rotating components. Such advanced materials have demonstrated the promise to… More