Structural Nuclear Effect Mitigation of Composite Aeroshells for Munitions for Air Platforms and Cruise Missile Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-18-P-5051
Agency Tracking Number: F181-048-0745
Amount: $149,925.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF181-048
Solicitation Number: 2018.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-08-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-08-30
Small Business Information
357 West910 South, Heber City, UT, 84032
DUNS: 150393569
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 George Hansen
 (435) 671-1663
 gchansen@conductivecomposites.com
Business Contact
 Mr. Errol Flynn
Phone: (435) 565-6801
Email: eflynn@conductivecomposites.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Next generation munition systems must be capable of mitigating a multitude of threats including ionizing nuclear radiation (i.e. X-ray, gamma, and neutron), electromagnetic threats, high-temperature environments, and other countermeasures such as high-power microwave (HPM). Conductive Composites Company (CCC) has a unique understanding of the problem and has spent the past three decades developing and manufacturing a suite of multifunctional composite materials to meet demanding requirements. Our approach employs a ceramic honeycomb core panel with a small amount of ceramic fiber in the honeycomb cells for thermal buffering. In addition, we propose using Gadolinium(III) oxide as an inorganic compound as a material to block nuclear particles such as neutrons and x-rays. A layer of electromagnetic protection will be applied and co-cured to the back of the panel, using high temperature soluble thermoplastic polyimide with our highly conductive materials dispersed within. This Phase I effort will result in a 12" by 12" flat panel coupon capable of meeting MIL-STD-416, 464, and 3023 that will be tested in accordance with "The Nuclear Matters Handbook, Expanded Edition" Appendix G4.1.

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