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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$3,942,100.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00024-08-C-4108
Agency Tracking Number:
N031-1420
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
N03-080
Solicitation Number:
2003.1
Small Business Information
MENTIS SCIENCES, INC.
150 Dow Street, Tower Two, Manchester, NH, 03101
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
John Dignam
vice president
(603) 624-9197
dignam@mentissciences.com
Business Contact:
john dignam
vice president
(603) 624-9197
dignam@mentissciences.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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