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

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