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Low Cost, Multipurpose Thermal Protection for High Velocity Missiles

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-08-M-0176
Agency Tracking Number: N081-071-1064
Amount: $69,986.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-071
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2008
Award Year: 2008
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2008-05-12
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2009-03-11
Small Business Information
450 Lindbergh Avenue
Livermore, CA 94551
United States
DUNS: 008645624
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Michael Droege
 Principal Investigator
 (925) 606-6540
 mdroege@ocellusinc.com
Business Contact
 Michael Droege
Title: President
Phone: (925) 606-6540
Email: mdroege@ocellusinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

In future conflicts, it is projected that there will be a need for new weapon types that can strike targets around the globe within minutes. The development of high velocity (Mach 3 and greater), precision strike weapons is one response to the current need for weapon systems with the ability to attack time-critical targets at long range. In particular, precision strike missiles are being developed to meet the need for increased weapon effectiveness, decreased time to target, and increased fly out range. Future Navy requirements for precision strike missiles require advances in structural and insulation materials as enabling technologies. Such missiles will experience severe aero-thermal loading, high G accelerations, and must be capable of flight in all-weather conditions. It is clear that thermal protection materials will be required to ensure the successful integration of airframe components into precision strike missiles. We propose a novel, easily applied composite thermal barrier coating to meet the need for an effective, robust, non-ablating thermal protection material that can be applied using efficient manufacturing methods. This insulation coating has the potential to play a multipurpose role in precision strike missile thermal protection.

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