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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:
2005 / 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.
835 Stewart Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94085-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Structural Health Monitoring System for Rocket Motor Cases
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-05-C-7247
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

Composite rocket motor cases are subject to a variety of external environmental and loading conditions from the time-of-manufacturing till usage. These conditions can significantly impact the performance and behavior characteristics of the composite motorcase structure. 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. Acellent Technologies has proposed to develop a cradle-to-grave structural health monitoring system for rocket motors by using an innovative combination of passive and active sensing techniques in combination with an intergrated piezoelectric sensor network. The developed system will have the ability to monitor impact location, extent and severity of damage in the case and between the case and propellant. Phase I focused on the development of a preliminary structural health monitoring system. Phase II will focus on developing the system further, qualifying it for rocket motors and using it to identify and quantify damage such as disbonds in rocket motors. The development will be conducted in close collaboration with ATK-Thiokol who fully support the developmental and commercialization efforts.

Principal Investigator:

Amrita Kumar
Director Projects & Techn
4087451188
akumar@acellent.com

Business Contact:

Irene Li
President
4087451188
irene_li@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