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Manufacturing Cost Reduction for Key Enabling Thermal Management Applications Using CTE Controlled Graphite Fiber Reinforced Al

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: DASG60-02-P-0084
Agency Tracking Number: 02-0721
Amount: $69,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2002
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
101 Clematis Avenue, Unit #1
Waltham, MA 02453
United States
DUNS: 809965130
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 James Cornie
 Chief Technical Officer
 (781) 893-4449
Business Contact
 James Cornie
Title: Chief Technical Officer
Phone: (781) 893-4449
Research Institution

"This proposal shows how innovations in producing a family of CTE controlled, high thermal graphite aluminum composites will reduce manufacturing costs and improve system performance for specific BMDO, Navy, and commercial applications. Technologiesdeveloped by a graphite fiber producer, paper textile manufacturer, and metal composites foundry will create a superior thermal management material ideally suited for high volume semiconductor packaging production. BMDO, through the AIT program, supportedan effort to develop a Ka-band solid-state transmitter (SST) based on IMPATT (Impact Avalanche Transit Time) diode technology as a significantly lower cost, more reliable upgrade to the current traveling-wave tube (TWT)-based transmitter for the PAC 3Missile. A light weight, fast machining composite with diamond matched CTE and high thermal conductivity will facilitate a revolutionary breakthrough in concurrent integration of piece part components. Also, Lockheed Martin's Naval Electronics andSurveillance Systems for Aegis destroyers could save an estimated 5000 lbs per ship set - realizing tremendous cost savings and performance benefits. Conventional materials are too heavy, too expensive, inadequate thermally, or are unable to obtain low,reproducible CTE needed for emerging BMDO requirements, as a result - the graphite aluminum and manufacturing innovations proposed are a key enabler to future electronics warfare development. If th

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