Multifunctional polymer composites for Kinetic Energy Interceptors
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
In this phase I SBIR program, Advanced Ceramics Research, Inc. (ACR), and its team members propose the development of innovative manufacturing techniques for multifunctional polymer composite components for Kinetic Energy Interceptors. The proposed technique will leverage ACR's experience with co-injecting/infusing slurries and resins into fiber preforms. In this program, ACR will fabricate multi-functional composites with a structural layer with an outer layer of ceramic to provide multi-functionality to the Kinetic Energy Interceptors (KEI). The ceramic layer will be structurally sound and tough due to the fibers present in them. By fabricating lightweight components for KEI applications, it will provide better agility and speed of response to incoming intermediate and long-range ballistic missile threats in their boost/ascent phase of flight. It is believed that replacement of metallic components with composites would provide a savings in weight for the same structural requirements.
Small Business Information at Submission:
Manager, Advanced Materials
ADVANCED CERAMICS RESEARCH, INC.
3292 E. Hemisphere Loop Tucson, AZ 85706
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