Radome Materials & Process for Long Flight Duration-High Speed Missiles

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-08-C-4108
Agency Tracking Number: N031-1420
Amount: $3,942,100.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: N03-080
Solicitation Number: 2003.1
Small Business Information
150 Dow Street, Tower Two, Manchester, NH, 03101
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Dignam
 vice president
 (603) 624-9197
Business Contact
 john dignam
Title: vice president
Phone: (603) 624-9197
Email: dignam@mentissciences.com
Research Institution
The Navy submarine force needs the ability stand and fight in the littorals against ASW helicopters. This can be accomplished by modifying VLS tubes to launch modified AAW weapons, UAVs, and surveillance systems from submerged submarines. A major cost driver associated with submerged encapsulated devices is the launch tubes. The tubes must meet submarine operating loads associated with gas generated launches, shock requirements and have long service life. Advances in materials and processes for carbon and glass fibers, polymers and nano-composite re-enforcements provide an opportunity to evaluate the current Tomahawk Composite Capsule Launch System for process, cost reduction and performance improvements. The Mentis Sciences team will take advantage of there expertise with the current CCLS design and production and these material advances to re-design lower costs high performance composite launch tubes for submarine systems.

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