Low-Cost Fabrication Methods for Arcjet Heater Segment Development

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9101-15-C-0032
Agency Tracking Number: F041-287-1619
Amount: $1,094,010.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: AF04-287
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
12130 Rancho Road, Adelanto, CA, 00000
DUNS: 126112387
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Eric Schmidt
 (760) 246-0279
Business Contact
 Kevin Mahaffy
Title: President & CEO
Phone: (760) 246-0279
Email: kevin.mahaffy@exquadrum.com
Research Institution
High pressure segmented arc heater facilities are the core of the Nation’s aerospace capabilities used to test high-pressure, aeroheating environments up through Mach 20. The special thermal environments of these unique facilities require a thorough understanding of the design considerations in high heat flux material selection and fabrication technologies. The proposed research effort will demonstrate the production of an innovative, yet cost effective, approach to the fabrication of new arcjet heater segments, such as those used in the AEDC H1 and H3 hypersonic wind tunnels. This technical innovation was driven by the significance of the extreme thermal environment and the special engineering and fabrication considerations in the existing heater segment design. The resulting fabrication procedure will facilitate the production of repeatable, cost effective arcjet segments that require little or no proprietary skill sets to manufacture.

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