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High-Temperature, Pressure-Activated, and Infinite-Shelf-Life Dynamic Seals for Solid Rocket Motors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0860-22-C-7037
Agency Tracking Number: B212-011-0224
Amount: $149,969.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA21-011
Solicitation Number: 21.2
Solicitation Year: 2021
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-12-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2022-06-05
Small Business Information
16 Great Hollow Road
Hanover, NH 03755-1111
United States
DUNS: 072021041
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jeffrey Cox
 (603) 643-3800
Business Contact
 Robert Kline-Schoder
Phone: (603) 643-3800
Research Institution

Current dynamic seals in solid rocket motors are limited to relatively low-temperature environments, which limit the compactness and overall temperature capabilities of the motors. We propose to develop a novel seal technology that will enable significant increases in temperature at the seal location, reduce friction and actuation loads, and offer infinite shelf life. In Phase I we will prove the feasibility of our approach through analyses, prototyping, and proof‑of‑concept demonstrations. In Phase II, we will design and assemble prototype seal assemblies and measure their performance under conditions that simulate operation in a solid rocket motor environment. Approved for Public Release | 21-MDA-11013 (19 Nov 21)

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