Strongly Bonded Heavy Reactive Metal Composites

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-08-M-0205
Agency Tracking Number: N081-080-1264
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
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
DUNS: 147518286
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Roger Storm
 Sr. VP of Manufacturing Technology
 (520) 574-1980
 jcwithers@mercorp.com
Business Contact
 Raouf Loutfy
Title: President
Phone: (520) 574-1980
Email: 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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