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Small low-cost energetic components for the Miniature Kill Vehicle (MKV)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
69479
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B041-009-1821
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Small low-cost energetic components for the Miniature Kill Vehicle (MKV)
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N00178-04-C-3068
Award Amount: $99,655.00
 

Abstract:

In this phase I SBIR program, Advanced Ceramics Research, Inc. (ACR) proposes the development of an innovative manufacturing technique for combination of energetic materials that can be manufactured into lightweight, fine-featured structural components for the DACS systems to enhance the lethality of a miniature kill vehicle. The proposed technique will leverage ACR's experience with gel-casting slurries into fine-featured molds. ACR will blend energetic materials and cast components of different sizes suitable for the miniature kill vehicle designs. These parts will have a porosity of 20-30% with the porosity increasing to 40-50% after the binder burnout phase. This porosity will then be infiltrated with a low melting temperature metal providing structural strength. This reaction would increase the lethality of the miniature kill vehicles by at least 50-75%. The advantage of this approach is that any of the DACS that are not fired would contribute to the enhanced lethality that is being planned to be achieved with miniature DACS systems.

Principal Investigator:

Ranji Vaidyanathan
Manager, Advanced Materia
5204346392
rkv@acrtucson.com

Business Contact:

Brett E. 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