Low-Cost Fabrication Methods for Arcjet Heater Segment Development ? Commercial Readiness Project (CRP)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$1,122,680.00
Award Year:
2015
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9101-15-C-0032
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-287-1619
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF04-287
Solicitation Number:
204.1
Small Business Information
Exquadrum, Inc
12130 Rancho Road, Adelanto, CA, 00000
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
126112387
Principal Investigator:
Eric Schmidt
President
(760) 530-7922
eric.schmidt@exquadrum.com
Business Contact:
Kevin Mahaffy
President & CEO
(760) 530-7921
kevin.mahaffy@exquadrum.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
ABSTRACT: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.BENEFIT:This research effort will result in the production of a fabrication procedure for providing repeatable, cost effective arcjet segments that require little or no proprietary skill sets to manufacture. This will assure a low-cost and uninterrupted supply of arcjet segments to facilitate our Nation?s advancements in hypersonic research and development.

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