Low-Cost Processing of Ceramic Composites for Non-Eroding Nozzles

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00178-02-C-2035
Award Id:
58719
Agency Tracking Number:
02-1162
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Materials Modification, Inc. (Currently Materials Modification Inc)
2721-D Merrilee Drive, Fairfax, VA, 22031
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
167433531
Principal Investigator:
R. Radhakrishnan
Materials Engineer
(703) 560-1371
radha@matmod.com
Business Contact:
T.S. Sudarshan
Vice-President & COO
(703) 560-1371
sudarshan@matmod.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
"Missile Defense Weapons currently under development (THAAD, NMD, Standard Missile 3, or SM3) employ a hit-to-kill strategy to destroy enemy missiles at all stages of their trajectories. To achieve precise and repeatable divert thrust for the kill vehicle.Corrosion-resistant propulsion materials and components are required. New corrosion-resistant materials are required to enable digital propulsion to be cost-effective. Ceramic composites that possess high corrosion resistance will be fabricated using alow cost processing route. The proposed program will develop the processing methodology for these high payoff propulsion materials. High Temperature ceramic composites have potential applications in both the aerospace and military industry, and areexpected to have significant impact on various sectors of the economy if successful. The military/aerospace applications will include rocket nozzles, re-entry surfaces, aerobrakes, and rocket engines for future spacecraft, supersonic vehicles, lunar andplanetary missions. Industrial applications could include components for aircraft or stationary gas turbines and for nuclear reactors, crucibles for high temperature melting and containers for high temperature metallization."

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