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Ultra High Temperature Composite Materials for High Speed Missile Fin & Control Surfaces

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-22-C-0626
Agency Tracking Number: N221-051-0719
Amount: $140,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N221-051
Solicitation Number: 22.1
Solicitation Year: 2022
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-08-08
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-02-12
Small Business Information
20 New England Business Center
Andover, MA 01810-1111
United States
DUNS: 073800062
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Rachel Guarriello
 (978) 689-0003
Business Contact
 William Marinelli
Phone: (978) 738-8226
Research Institution

The proposed effort will develop, model, and manufacture a new missile fin design to incorporate UHT CMC materials and an oxide-based heat transfer medium. The design will be tailored to act as an upgrade for the standard missile fin, and the materials systems utilized will allow the fins to effectively manage thermal loads during hypersonic flight for the duration of their mission. The proposing team consists of experts in UHT CMC materials production and hypersonic thermal modeling from Physical Sciences Inc. and Materials Research and Design respectively. The technical risks are moderate since the design specifications are well-known and the proposed ceramic materials systems are already in use. If successful, the proposed ultra-high temperature composite leading edge will provide the Navy and other agencies with the next generation of thermal management and lightweight, temperature resistant materials for hypersonic flight vehicles.

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