Novel Graded Composite Nozzles for THAAD Kill Vehicle (KV

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$100,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W9113M-05-C-0070
Solitcitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Number:
2004.4
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award Year:
2005
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
044-1621
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA04-117
Small Business Information
MATERIALS MODIFICATION, INC.
2721-D Merrilee Drive, Fairfax, VA, 22031
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Duns:
167433531
Principal Investigator
 Raffi Sahul
 Team Leader
 (703) 560-1371
 raffi@matmod.com
Business Contact
 T. Sudarshan
Title: President
Phone: (703) 560-1371
Email: sudarshan@matmod.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Divert and Attitude control systems for the Theater High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Kill Vehicle (KV) needs improvement with respect to performance and cost. The KV currently uses niobium nozzles and niobium silicides as the oxidation resistant coating. Materials Modification Inc (MMI) proposes significant improvement in cost and performance of the current nozzle systems by developing a graded composite nozzle combined with a nano-structurally enhanced oxidation resistance coating. MMI has developed this approach based on technological support from Donald Stevenson, Boeing Rocketdyne. In this effort, MMI will demonstrate the proof-of-concept by fabricating a prototype graded composite nozzle using a hybrid spray process and evaluate its performance. Additionally, MMI will evaluate the proposed technology for technological insertion into the THAAD program with Boeing Rocketdyne.

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