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Ablation-Resistant High-Density Hypervelocity Projectile Nosetip

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N131-071-0460
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
N131-071
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Small Business Information
St. Croix Research
5535 Fern Dr. San Jose, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Ablation-Resistant High-Density Hypervelocity Projectile Nosetip
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-13-P-1111
Award Amount: $79,986.00
 

Abstract:

This project will develop and demonstrate a high-temperature ceramic-coated tungsten nosetip for hypervelocity projectiles. The ceramic coating will delay oxidation, which causes increased surface roughness, boundary layer transition, much higher heat transfer rates, and substantial ablation of tungsten and carbon-carbon materials. If laminar flow over the nosetip can be maintained, tungsten"s properties enable it to heat-sink the incident aerodynamic heating and avoid ablation for the Mach 8 launch condition of interest. Development of the ceramic material and coating process will build on our prior ceramic-coated tungsten experience. Phase I will include fabrication and characterization of oxidation-resistant ceramic coated tungsten nosetip specimens.

Principal Investigator:

Charles Powars
Principal
(408) 723-1216
capcap@aol.com

Business Contact:

Charles Powars
Principal
(408) 723-1216
capcap@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

St. Croix Research
5535 Fern Dr. San Jose, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 267606916
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No