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Low-Erosion and Affordable Nozzles for Advanced Air-to-Air Missiles

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
UES, Inc.
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road Dayton, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Low-Erosion and Affordable Nozzles for Advanced Air-to-Air Missiles
Agency: DOD
Contract: N68936-12-C-0170
Award Amount: $80,000.00


This Phase I SBIR program seeks a new fabrication method to produce ultra high temperature Ta-Hf-C-based composites (UHTC) with an outstanding oxidation resistance, as well as stronger (>100 kpsi) and tougher (>10 MPam), for use as the advanced solid rocket motor applications. UES will apply a novel STop Down approach to control the microstructures of the composites. This approach will produce a very unique grain structure that can offer high strength, high fracture toughness, and high oxidation resistance. Hot-pressing will be used as a means for densification during the Phase I feasibility study. In the Phase II work, a sinter/HIP process will be explored for near-net shape fabrication.

Principal Investigator:

HeeDong Lee
Principal Investigator
(937) 426-6900

Business Contact:

Rick Weddle
Director, Contracts
(937) 426-6900
Small Business Information at Submission:

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

EIN/Tax ID: 310797776
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No