Non-Eroding Materials for Missile Control Fins

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 32857
Amount: $741,685.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1997
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Materials Sciences Corp.
500 Office Center Drive,, Suite 250, Fort Washington, PA, 19034
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John J. Kibler, Ph.d.
 (215) 542-8400
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Non-eroding missile control fin materials can provide significant increases in the precision of positioning systems for missiles, as well as for improved predictability of the behavior of these systems. The proper combination of materials and reinforcement geometries can provide low eroding material within the flame exhaust, plus thermostructural capability to withstand the severe thermal gradients. This program will investigate the combinations of materials and reinforcement geometries which can provide thermal matching between material surfaces, low processig risks, and reliable material behavior in the flight control system. Hybrids, plus variable reinforcement weave geometries, will be investigated analytically and experimentally to determine an optimum material configuration to then be pursued experimentally.

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