Divert and Attitude Control Systems (DACs) Thruster Non-Destructive Examination

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W9113M-04-C-0044
Agency Tracking Number: 022-0008
Amount: $749,710.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2002
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA02-038
Solicitation Number: 2002.2
Small Business Information
5 Morin Street, Biddeford, ME, 04005
DUNS: 048268890
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 (207) 282-5911
Business Contact
 David Audie
Title: Sr. Contracts Administrat
Phone: (207) 282-5911
Email: govt@fibermaterialsinc.com
Research Institution
The behavior of flaw growth in hetrogeneous materials such as reinforced ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) is not well understood. The use of CMC materials for thin wall components such as interceptor directional control thrusters offer significant advantages in cost and weight reduction over refactory metals now in use. However, no NDE techniques or analytical tools have yet been determined to be capable of verifying the structural adequacy of CMC components. In this proposal, FMI recommends an approach to developing an understanding of CMC material properties and flaw propagation, evaluating non-destructive examination (NDE) techniques to detect structural inadequacies, and developing analytical modeling tools for a class of carbon-silicon carbide CMC structures.

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