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Anisotropic Property Manipulation of Selective Laser Melted GRCop-84

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9300-18-P-1502
Agency Tracking Number: F18A-009-0129
Amount: $149,995.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF18A-T009
Solicitation Number: 2018.0
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-09-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-09-28
Small Business Information
3005 30th Street
Boulder, CO 80301
United States
DUNS: 784971116
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Christopher Hayes
 (303) 605-5549
Business Contact
 Heather Bulk
Phone: (303) 625-1010
Research Institution
 Colorado School of Mines
 Dr. Branden Kappes
1500 Illinois st
Golden, CO 80401
United States

 (303) 384-2509
 Nonprofit College or University

In partnership with the Colorado School of Mines Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies and with support from the Johns Hopkins University Energetic Research Group, Special Aerospace Services will provide the Air Force with characterization of fully dense Selective Laser Melted GRCop-84 subjected to a variety of manipulations that affect key performance metrics for regeneratively cooled liquid rocket engine components. These manipulations will locally control microstructure, surface roughness, and geometry to optimize the regenerative cooling and flow performance, increase engine lifetime (# of restarts and total firing time), decrease weight, and allow for increased combustion performance (temperature and pressure).Study in Phase I will demonstrate the performance and survivability of a variety of localized manipulations to TRL 4-5 using lab-simulated engine environments. SAS will produce a prototype GRCop-84 LRE component with regenerative cooling features using the studied property manipulations to locally optimize performance of the component.Study in Phase II will demonstrate a locally optimized regeneratively cooled LRE component to TRL 6-7. SAS will work with commercialization partner Orbital ATK to develop flight qualified AM hardware with local optimization by end of Phase III.

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