USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

Fabrication of Strong and Tough TaC-composites for the Advanced Rocket Nozzle…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
B2-1367
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA06-T007
Solicitation Number:
2006.
Small Business Information
UES, Inc.
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road Dayton, OH 45432-1894
View profile »
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Fabrication of Strong and Tough TaC-composites for the Advanced Rocket Nozzle via a
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-08-C-7663
Award Amount: $1,799,945.00
 

Abstract:

During the Phase I program, UES successfully demonstrated the technical feasibility of a novel concept ("Top-Down Process") to produce TaC-based composites with high mechanical strength and exceptional toughness (~12 MPa m1/2). We believe such accomplishments will allow for the near term realization of a new generation ceramic rocket nozzle that is compatible with the IHPRPT Phase III-type propellant. The innovative composite process developed by UES results in a very unique microstructure that cannot be obtained from the current fabrication technologies. In the Phase II program, UES will further refine the technology to achieve the best mechanical performances. The fundamental science behind the new findings will also be thoroughly studied, in collaboration with the University of Dayton Research Institute. Various collaborative works on nozzle testing and scale-up, as well as near net- shaped fabrication processes, will be conducted with industrial partners.

Principal Investigator:

HeeDong Lee
(937) 426-6900
hdlee@ues.com

Business Contact:

Francis F. Williams,
Contracts Manager
(937) 426-6900
fwilliams@ues.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

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

EIN/Tax ID: 31-0797776
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF DAYTON RESEARCH INSTITUTE
2540 Dole Street
Hall 402
Honolulu, HI 96822-
Contact: Robert P. Boehmer
Contact Phone: (937) 229-2919