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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W9113M-04-C-0072
Agency Tracking Number: 031-1234
Amount: $749,983.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA03-087
Solicitation Number: 2003.1
Small Business Information
5 Morin Street, Biddeford, ME, 04005
DUNS: 048268890
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Keith Meiler
 Program Manager
 (207) 282-5911
Business Contact
 David Audie
Title: Sr. Contracts Administrat
Phone: (207) 282-5911
Research Institution
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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