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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$749,710.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W9113M-04-C-0044
Solitcitation Year:
2002
Solicitation Number:
2002.2
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award Year:
2004
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
022-0008
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA02-038
Small Business Information
FIBER MATERIALS, INC.
5 Morin Street, Biddeford, ME, 04005
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
048268890
Principal Investigator
 STEPHEN MICHAUD
 Engineer
 (207) 282-5911
 fmipmo@fibermaterialsinc.com
Business Contact
 David Audie
Title: Sr. Contracts Administrat
Phone: (207) 282-5911
Email: govt@fibermaterialsinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
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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