Shelf Life Prediction of Rocket Motors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-06-C-0493
Agency Tracking Number: A043-165-1929
Amount: $729,879.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: A04-165
Solicitation Number: 2004.3
Small Business Information
1060 East 100 South, Salt Lake City, UT, 84102
DUNS: 956802581
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jerome Soller
 (801) 322-0101
Business Contact
 Jerome Soller
Title: President/CEO
Phone: (801) 322-0101
Research Institution
The US Army is responsible for the full life cycle of large numbers of composite rocket motors in various weapon systems. More effective techniques for estimating the deterioration and readiness of composite rocket motors will further reduce costs and increase safety. CogniTech is addressing these needs by developing a comprehensive software suite that combines the ATK Thiokol FEM Builder graphical interface, cumulative mechanical damage models, chemical aging models, and databases. The Generalized Failure Criterion model will be extended and integrated into the software environment to provide a modern deterministic cumulative damage model. Monte Carlo analysis will also be available. In its final form, this product will process decades worth of environmental temperature data, utilize cumulative damage and chemical aging models based on these data, and present graphical and tabulated results. When faster response time is needed, the product will also enable incremental updates to the cumulative damage calculations and probabilistic estimates from fused data.

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