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Lightweight Thermally Protective Integrated Missile Airframe Composite

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W9113M-09-C-0120
Agency Tracking Number: B083-020-0171
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA08-020
Solicitation Number: 2008.3
Solicitation Year: 2008
Award Year: 2009
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2009-03-27
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2009-09-27
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
 Ken Kratsch
 (818) 991-8500
Business Contact
 Edward A. Pope
Title: President
Phone: (818) 991-8500
Research Institution

In this MDA Phase I SBIR program, MATECH/GSM (MG) proposes to demonstrate its revolutionary low cost, high temperature ceramic fiber and fiber processing technologies for non ablative structural TPS systems for the next generation of high supersonic missiles. Through prior SBIR programs, MG has developed novel, low cost preceramic polymers and processing technologies for producing SiOC and ZrOC ceramic fibers and formed ceramic fiber components. These ceramic fibers, depending on preceramic polymer chemistry, offer service temperatures ranging from 2550°F to 5000°F and can be formed both before and after pyrolysis into structural insulative shapes suitable for nose cones, fin leading edges, and fuselage body structural insulation systems. This new technology offers a promising new method for solving TPS issues on high supersonic vehicles.

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