HfB2-filled Braided C/SiC Nozzles for High Performance DACS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$749,790.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N00178-04-C-3047
Solitcitation Year:
2002
Solicitation Number:
2002.1
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award Year:
2004
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
02-0325
Solicitation Topic Code:
BMDO02-006
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
 Ralph Langensiepen
 Manager - Materials Engin
 (207) 282-5911
 rlangensiepen@fibermaterialsinc.com
Business Contact
 David Audie
Title: Sr. Contracts Administrat
Phone: (207) 282-5911
Email: govt@fibermaterialsinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The primary goal of the proposed Phase II effort will be to demonstrate materials and processes necessary to reliably produce a viable high temperature DACS thruster via the enhancement of the baseline C/SiC composite with hafnium diboride matrix doping. The viability of the resulting prototype CMC thrusters will be evaluated through complete thermomechanical evaluation of optimized materials and ground test firings of a set of test pieces. Cost / benefit analysis for the will be run to determine the economic advantage to be gained by replacement of metallic components in current DACS systems.

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