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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: N00178-04-C-3047
Agency Tracking Number: 02-0325
Amount: $749,790.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2002
Solicitation Topic Code: BMDO02-006
Solicitation Number: 2002.1
Small Business Information
5 Morin Street, Biddeford, ME, 04005
DUNS: 048268890
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ralph Langensiepen
 Manager - Materials Engin
 (207) 282-5911
Business Contact
 David Audie
Title: Sr. Contracts Administrat
Phone: (207) 282-5911
Email: govt@fibermaterialsinc.com
Research Institution
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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