Metal Matrix Composite Axial Propulsion Missile Components

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-18-C-0011
Agency Tracking Number: B053-068-0507a
Amount: $999,997.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA05-068
Solicitation Number: 2005.3
Solicitation Year: 2005
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-11-21
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-05-26
Small Business Information
1142 Middle Creek Road, Triadelphia, WV, 26059
DUNS: 101582922
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brian Gordon
 (304) 547-5800
Business Contact
 Brian Joseph
Phone: (304) 547-5800
Research Institution
The overall objective of the proposed effort is to more fully develop a solid rocket motor case based on aluminum metal matrix composites (Al MMC) that will maintain or increase the performance of Navy rocket motors and improve compliance with insensitive munitions (IM) requirements. Touchstone Research Laboratory will use a modified filament winding process for producing Al MMC cases for technology development and prototype demonstration. This material and process technology has the potential to improve the performance and safety of tactical missiles. Trade studies have consistently shown an increase in delta v over systems that deploy steel or state-of-the-art composite cases. Preliminary insensitive munitions (IM) testing has shown improvements in the areas of fragment and bullet impact. This effort will focus on upgrades to the fiber delivery system and a re-configuration of the winding apparatus to produce more meaningful analog test articles and to ultimately produce full-scale test assets.

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