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Structural Health Monitoring System for Rocket Motor Cases

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
69630
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B041-041-0147
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Acellent Technologies, Inc.
155 C-3 Moffett Park Drive Sunnyvale, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Structural Health Monitoring System for Rocket Motor Cases
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: FA8650-04-M-5038
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Filament wound fiber reinforced composite rocket motor cases are widely used on MDA missile systems. However, significant performance and behavior characteristics of the composite structure can be affected by degradation resulting from exposure to environmental conditions or damage resulting from handling conditions. Fueling of the rocket motor adds an additional complexity in that inspection of the interior becomes impossible while creating the possibility of disbonds between the case and fuel. These factors can have potentially catastrophic consequences for the missile performance. The primary focus of this project will be the application of Acellent's SMART Layer technology to rocket motor case structural health monitoring. Pratt & Whitney Space Propulsion, located in San Jose, CA has agreed to be the OEM application. The project will develop and test a structural health monitoring system for the Pratt & Whitney the Theater High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) or Ground Based, Mid-Course Defense (GMD) rocket motor cases.

Principal Investigator:

Scott Peck
Director
4087457924
sopeck@acellent.com

Business Contact:

Amrita Kumar
Director of Projects and
4087451188
akumar@acellent.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ACELLENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
155C-3 Moffett Park Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94089

EIN/Tax ID: 770377143
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No