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Novel Use of Magnesium Composites to Reduce Weight of Mortar Systems

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
73464
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A043-013-1138
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aspen Systems, Inc.
184 Cedar Hill Street Marlborough, MA 01752-3017
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Novel Use of Magnesium Composites to Reduce Weight of Mortar Systems
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15QKN-05-C-1230
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

Metal matrix composites(MMC) has increasing applications in aerospace, transportation and military fields due to its high specific strength and stiffness. Magnesium (Mg) with a density of approximately two-thirds of aluminum is the lightest structural material. MMCs fabricated from magnesium thus provide an attractive alternative to Al based MMCs for use in future engineering applications. Despite this advantage, the study of Mg based MMCs remains fairly limited because of its poor corrosion resistance. Aspen proposes to design superior corrosion resistance Mg alloy based composites by changing its alloy chemistry, providing a simple, yet innovative coating technique and state of the art fabrication technique for processing Mg-based composites

Principal Investigator:

Somesh Mukherjee
Senior Materials Scientist
5084815058
smukherjee@aspensystems.com

Business Contact:

Kang P. Lee
President & CEO
5084815058
klee@aspensystems.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ASPEN SYSTEMS, INC.
184 Cedar Hill Street Marlborough, MA 01752

EIN/Tax ID: 042839563
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No