Advanced Rocket Propulsion Technologies

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,187.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9300-04-M-3008
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-199-0887
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
FMW COMPOSITE SYSTEMS, INC.
168 W. Main Street, Clarksburg, WV, 26301
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
826768871
Principal Investigator:
Robert Grabow
Program Manager
(304) 842-1864
rgrabow@fmwcomposite.com
Business Contact:
Jerry Fields
Executive Vice President
(304) 624-8028
jfields@fmwcomposite.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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