Advanced Rocket Propulsion Technologies

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9300-04-M-3008
Agency Tracking Number: F041-199-0887
Amount: $99,187.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF04-199
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2004
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2004-05-05
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2005-02-04
Small Business Information
168 W. Main Street, Clarksburg, WV, 26301
DUNS: 826768871
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert Grabow
 Program Manager
 (304) 842-1864
Business Contact
 Jerry Fields
Title: Executive Vice President
Phone: (304) 624-8028
Research Institution
The future propulsion requirements of the USAF will require substantial performance improvements, especially stage mass fraction as defined by the Phase III IHPRPT goals. The development and transition to production of titanium matrix composites (TMC) offer the potential of significant mass fraction gains for liquid engines. This program proposes the substitution of TMC into the impeller, which offers a potential engine weight savings of up to 24%. The Phase I activity will accomplish the system design and critical subelement fabrication. Phase II would build a TMC impeller for test at Rocketdyne.

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