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Ceramic Matrix Composite Materials for Arc Light Hypersonic Tactical Strike

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
77638
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
054039
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ANDREWS SPACE, INC.
505 5th Ave S Suite 300 Seattle, WA 98104
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Ceramic Matrix Composite Materials for Arc Light Hypersonic Tactical Strike
Agency: DOD
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0315
Award Amount: $1,745,379.00
 

Abstract:

Andrews Space has shown under a recently completed DARPA study for the Long Range Time Critical Strike initiative that a morphing wing hypersonic vehicle that uses deployable aerosurfaces can very effectively extend the range and decrease the time to target for munitions launched within the constraints of existing launch platforms. The key enabling technology is a composite material that is flexible at room temperature but rigidizes when exposed to high temperatures. The result is a wing structure that is able to withstand both the temperatures and aerodynamic loads encountered during the expected flight profile. This revolutionary wing material is the focus of the proposed effort. Andrews Space proposes to increase the technology readiness level (TRL) of the material by testing in simulated heating environments that are representative of those encountered during hypersonic flight operations. The wing material is a fiber-reinforced ceramic matrix composite (CMC) derived from preceramic polymers that is cured to a stable flexible state for long-term compact storage.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Beerman
Materials Engineer
2064380636
mbeerman@andrews-space.com

Business Contact:

Ginny Taman
Mgr. Contracts
2064380681
gtaman@andrews-space.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ANDREWS SPACE, INC.
505 5th Ave S Suite 300 Seattle, WA 98104

EIN/Tax ID: 912103138
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No