Strongly Bonded Heavy Reactive Metal Composites

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-08-M-0205
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-080-1264
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
N08-080
Solicitation Number:
2008.1
Small Business Information
MATERIALS & ELECTROCHEMICAL RESEARCH (ME
7960 S. Kolb Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85706
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
147518286
Principal Investigator:
Roger Storm
Sr. VP of Manufacturing Technology
(520) 574-1980
jcwithers@mercorp.com
Business Contact:
Raouf Loutfy
President
(520) 574-1980
mercorp@mercorp.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The Navy has a need for high density composites for advanced warheads. Billets of a heavy metal combined with a reactive metal have shown promise. However, the materials demonstrated to date have been lacking in density and strength. This proposed Phase I program will build on the success MER has had in developing composite penetrators for the Air Force which combine a heavy metal such as Ta or W with a reactive metal such as Zr. The resultant materials have demonstrated a combination of high density, reactivity, and high strength in gun launch and explosive launch testing. Composites will be made in compositions specified by the Navy using a low cost rapid manufacturing process which is in place at MER.

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