Advanced Valve Technology for COIL (AVTCOIL)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$100,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W9113M-07-C-0084
Solitcitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Number:
2006.3
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award Year:
2007
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
B063-055-0656
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA06-055
Small Business Information
MIDE TECHNOLOGY CORP.
200 Boston Avenue Suite 1000, Medford, MA, 02155
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
786127522
Principal Investigator
 Marthinus van Schoor
 CEO/CTO
 (781) 306-0609
 tienie@mide.com
Business Contact
 Petra Botha
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (781) 306-0609
Email: pbotha@mide.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The (Airborne Laser) ABL Chemical Oxygen Iodine Laser (COIL) creates a lasing medium by utilizing Chlorine to produce Singlet Delta Oxygen (SDO) which in-turn dissociates a separately supplied Iodine molecule and then excites the resulting Iodine atom for lasing. Both Chlorine and Iodine are extremely caustic substances and require great care when handling. Of particular importance is the lifetime of high performance valves used to meter these substances as well as all other ABL fluid products (Helium, Nitrogen, ammonia and Hydrogen Peroxide). Since the valves must operate on an aircraft, overall contribution to ABL system weight is an important consideration. Midé proposes an innovative design that incorporates corrosion resistant materials in the valve body, seat materials that are compatible will all the fluids to be used, and an actuating mechanism that can meet the desired opening and closing times. The actuation system will be pneumatically operated while materials with unique properties will be included in the actuating mechanism. Midé’s experience with the design, development and flight qualification of custom valves and materials expertise creates the required combination for the development of a successful valve for use on ABL.

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