Innovative Manufacturing of Novel, High-Performance Composites for Propulsion Components

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$69,997.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DASG60-02-P-0107
Agency Tracking Number:
02-0157
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Cornerstone Research Group, Inc.
2750 Indian Ripple Rd., Dayton, OH, 45440
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
130020209
Principal Investigator:
D.Ernest Havens
R & D Engineer
(937) 320-1877
HavensDE@CRGrp.net
Business Contact:
Patrick Hood
President
(937) 320-1877
HoodPJ@CRGrp.net
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
"Improving performance while reducing cost and weight of kinetic energy kill vehicles and components will require the development of several innovative improvements in materials, processing and manufacturing technologies. For example, many accepted rocketnozzle-manufacturing processes are labor intensive, consume excessive amounts of energy and time, and force engineering tradeoffs involving geometry and efficiency. Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. (CRG) proposes to develop new, high-performance propulsioncomponents and sub-components based on the combination of advanced composite technology and innovative processing techniques. The result is multilayer, organic- and inorganic-matrix-composite propulsion components that are capable of achieving the desiredperformance while dramatically reducing cost. CRG has assembled a highly-qualified team of consultants to ensure the viability of transitioning and implementing the materials and process technology in propulsion components and sub-components. The teamconsists of Edison Materials Technology Center (EMTEC), who will provide technical support and consulting services; Alliant Techsystems (ATK), who will provide technical support on the design of propulsion components; and Goodrich Aerospace Corporation(formerly BF Goodrich), who will provide engineering support and manufacturing expertise to assist in integrating their proprietary polymer systems into the composite end product. The propo

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