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Low-cost Tabletop Material Testbed for Rapid Development of Ceramic Nano-composite and 3D Materials for Hypersonic Engine Components

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8649-23-P-0277
Agency Tracking Number: FX224-OCSO1-1297
Amount: $74,334.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: X224-OCSO1
Solicitation Number: X22.4
Solicitation Year: 2022
Award Year: 2023
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-10-31
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-02-04
Small Business Information
4065 Executive Dr.
Beavercreek, OH 45430-1111
United States
DUNS: 782766831
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Paul Hsu
 (937) 256-7733
Business Contact
 Sukesh Roy
Phone: (937) 902-6546
Research Institution

Spectral Energies will expand upon a preliminary material testbed built by SE in AFRL/RQTC, which used detonation tube + high-temperature torch flame heating technology, that was intended to help to develop the advanced material to sustain both shock and high thermal loading to extend the lifetime of hypersonic propulsion systems (e.g., scramjet, rotating detonation engine (RDE), vehicle leading edge). The proposed tabletop testbed will provide wide range shock pressure and temperature operation regime along with variable shock impingement conditions –provision of cost-effective material test platform with new capabilities to simulate actual material-shockwave-heat interaction conditions for hypersonic engine components. Compared to high cost and low wait traditional hypersonic material ground facilities (Arcjet, RDE etc.), we believe that such device can save more than multimillion/Yr for Air Force on material testing and significantly reduce new material R&D time. 

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