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WAYNE, PA 19087-1858
United States



# of Employees: 20

Ownership Information

HUBZone Owned: No

Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No

Woman Owned: No

Success Stories

  1. SBIR-STTR-Success: Materials Research & Design Inc.

    A small business partner has delivered a critical new tool to assist the Air Force in its race for hypersonic capabilities.With support from the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Program, Pennsylvania-based Materials Research & Design Inc. created a...

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Award Listing

  1. Thermal Shock Tolerant Tantalum Carbide Forming MAX Phase Materials

    Amount: $1,475,361.00

    MAX phase materials are metallic ceramics known for combining favorable mechanical properties (such as good machinability and high elastic moduli) with good thermal shock resistance, low thermal expan ...

    SBIRPhase II2022Department of Defense Missile Defense Agency
  2. User Element (UEL) Based Process Model for Prediction of C/C Dimensional Changes During Manufacturing

    Amount: $748,737.00

    The process of manufacturing phenolic-derived structural carbon-carbon composites is one fraught with variability. Many of the standard practices employed by fabricators have, in some way, been derive ...

    SBIRPhase II2022Department of Defense Air Force
  3. Unit-Cell Approach for C/C Process and Mechanical Modeling

    Amount: $749,355.00

    The properties of carbon-carbon composites often exhibit significant variability due to variations in processing conditions and spatial variations inherent in the material structure of fabric-reinforc ...

    SBIRPhase II2021Department of Defense Air Force
  4. High Strain-Rate Characterization Methods for Carbon-Carbon Composites at Elevated Temperature

    Amount: $1,498,909.00

    Thermal Protection Systems (TPS) exhibit a damage mechanism known as “shear-plugging” when impacted by a hypervelocity projectile. Test methods to extract strain-rate dependent strength data relev ...

    STTRPhase II2021Department of Defense Missile Defense Agency
  5. Tantalum Carbide Forming MAX Phase Material for Solid Rocket Motor Throats

    Amount: $149,952.00

    Recent developments with the maturation and characterization of MAX phase materials indicate that a handful of these materials would be suitable for the heat produced by third stage rocket motors (TSR ...

    SBIRPhase I2021Department of Defense Missile Defense Agency
  6. Determination of Carbon-Carbon Hydrocode Parameters by Uncertainty Quantification

    Amount: $1,461,490.00

    Material models utilized by hydrocode programs (EPIC, Velodyne) require dynamic material properties and strengths as input. Due to the scarcity of useable material databases, many times these properti ...

    SBIRPhase II2021Department of Defense Missile Defense Agency
  7. Domestically Available C/C for Hot Structure

    Amount: $749,970.00

    The overall objective of the Phase II program is to develop a domestically-available needled (2.5D) C-C composite and demonstrate its use as a nozzle extension for future lunar lander and upper-stage ...

    SBIRPhase II2020National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Determination of Carbon-Carbon Hydrocode Parameters by Uncertainty Quantification

    Amount: $149,792.00

    Materials Research & Design, Inc. (MR&D) and Southwest Research Institute will create an analysis framework allowing for the determination of uncertain carbon-carbon (C-C) material parameters for use ...

    SBIRPhase I2020Department of Defense Missile Defense Agency
  9. Development of Numerical Tool to Optimize the PyC Fiber Interface Coating in C/SiC Composites

    Amount: $111,412.30

    Improved performance of Army missile systems depends in part on the development of advanced composite materials including ceramic matrix composites (CMCs). These material systems must be engineered fo ...

    SBIRPhase I2020Department of Defense Army
  10. Analytical Design of Surface Porosity in 2D C/C to Delay Boundary Layer Transition for Hypersonic Aeroshell Applications

    Amount: $999,119.00

    One of the critical aspects of the aeroshell materials in current hypersonic vehicles is the ability to manage the integrated heat loads that result from the pull-up and glide portions of anticipated ...

    SBIRPhase II2020Department of Defense Navy
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