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Lightweight, Low Cost, Hybrid Matrix Composites (HMCs) for Solid Rocket Motor Cases

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9300-08-M-3009
Agency Tracking Number: F081-063-0335
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF081-063
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
Solicitation Year: 2008
Award Year: 2008
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2008-06-25
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2009-03-26
Small Business Information
31304 Via Colinas, Suite 102
Westlake Village, CA 91362
United States
DUNS: 869308346
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Edward A. Pope
 (818) 991-8500
Business Contact
 Edward Pope
Title: President
Phone: (818) 991-8500
Research Institution

This proposed Air Force Small Business Innovation Research Phase I Project seeks to demonstrate a new class of composite materials, called Hybrid Matrix Composites (HMCs), designed to operate in the 600 to 1200F temperature range, for Solid Rocket Motor (SRM) cases for future ballistic and space-lift vehicles. This proposed SBIR program is supported by ATK Launch Systems, Raytheon Missile Systems, and Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. Specifically, the objectives of this proposed SBIR program are to: · Replace Conventional OMC SRM Cases with HMC (Hybrid Matrix Composite) Cases and Eliminate External Insulation. · Decrease SRM Case Weight and Manufacturing Costs. · Increase SRM Propellant Mass Fraction. · Integrate SRM Case with Combustion Liner as a Single Component. · Investigate “Higher Efficiency” Combustion Liner Materials for Internal Insulation.

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