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Define/Demonstrate Non-hazardous or Less Hazardous Beryllium (Be) Material for…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
69688
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B041-059-0519
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ADVANCED CERAMICS RESEARCH, INC.
3292 E. Hemisphere Loop Tucson, AZ 85706
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Define/Demonstrate Non-hazardous or Less Hazardous Beryllium (Be) Material for Defense Applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W9113M-05-C-0155
Award Amount: $749,999.00
 

Abstract:

ACR will develop a beryllium replacement material suitable for use in the systems manufactured by Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, AZ. The work will include the identification of suitable materials such as metal alloys of magnesium or other materials as seen fit based on the required material properties of stiffness, density, strength and machinability. The processing knowledge gained during the Phase I effort will be used to make near net shape parts or coupons for machining into test samples or completed structures. Characterization will be pursued after identification and fabrication of the materials. Sub-contractor Dr. Carl Boehlert of Michigan State University, will characterize the material properties starting with tensile strength and continuing with density, chemical analysis, and microstructural characterization. If resources permit the investigation of deformed structures will be performed as well. The development of commercial processing to form net shape and size components will be pursued under a subcontract with Dr. David Schwam of Case Western Reserve University. The process of liquid metal forging will be used to form alloy components and the development of a commercial process at Case Western will allow a smooth transition to a manufacturing process for the beryllium replacement alloy to be manufactured.

Principal Investigator:

Kenneth L. Knittel
Research Engineer
5204346316
kknittel@acrtucson.com

Business Contact:

Brett Waldo
Controller
5205736300
bwaldo@acrtucson.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ADVANCED CERAMICS RESEARCH, INC.
3292 E. Hemisphere Loop Tucson, AZ 85706

EIN/Tax ID: 860640868
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No