Advanced Divert and Attitude Control Materials, Attitude Control System (ACS) Thruster Body Application

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$749,972.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W9113M-04-C-0072
Award Id:
64356
Agency Tracking Number:
031-1234
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
5 Morin Street, Biddeford, ME, 04005
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
048268890
Principal Investigator:
Keith Meiler
Program Manager
(207) 282-5911
kmeiler@fibermaterialsinc.com
Business Contact:
David Audie
Sr. Contracts Administrat
(207) 282-5911
govt@fibermaterialsinc.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Fiber Materials, Inc. (FMI), teamed with Aerojet, proposes to demonstrate a low cost material concept applicable to the SM-3 ACS. The material, a 4-dimensionally reinforced carbon-carbon containing silicon carbide to eliminate oxidation and erosion, will offer significant benefits in comparison to the refractory metals now in use such as rhenium, columbium, and molybdenum. Refractory and other metals used for ACS components (e.g. inconel) are high in cost and density, are difficult to fabricate into complex shapes required for ACS components, and are difficult to join to other materials. The proposed program will develop and demonstrate a composite thruster body designed for the SM-3 ACS that is lighter in weight, is comprised of fewer parts, and has higher performance than the current refractory metal thruster body.

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