Ballistic Missile System Innovative Propulsion Products

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$69,394.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N6554003C0054
Agency Tracking Number:
031-1924
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
EXOTHERMICS, INC.
60 Route 101A, Amherst, NH, 03031
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
959822826
Principal Investigator:
Stephen DiPietro
President/CEO
(603) 732-0077
sputboy@rcn.com
Business Contact:
John Corey
CFO
(603) 732-0079
jcorey@choiceonemail.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This proposal addresses the requirement to significantly improve the affordability, maintainability and performance of KKV DACS components. Exothermics and their Phase 1 partner ATK Tactical Systems Company, Elkton, MD, will endeavor to increase theperformance, lower the cost and enhance the technical property reproducibility of selected SDACS hot gas valve components by examining the use of a new class of ultrahigh temperature capable cermet (ceramic + metallic) two phase materials. Once optimized,these will offer outstanding possibilities for fabricating SDACS components such as hot gas valves and thruster nozzles superior technical properties at much reduced cost relative to rhenium, the present material of choice for SDACS hardware.In Phase 1 development efforts will focus on producing limited numbers of test articles for simulated SDACS propellant testing at ATK-Elkton DLV Operations and for thermomechanical properties characterization at Southern Research Institute (SoRI),Birgmingham, AL. Spinoff market opportunities for this materials technology are mainly in the DoD and missile defense realm, primarily in support of programs such as: SM-3 LEAP; Strategic Missile Systems Advanced Post Boost Control System (Navy Trident, Air ForceMinuteman); Miniature Kill Vehicle (MKV) propulsion, and the Boost Phase Intercept control system.

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