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Ultra-High Temperature Dynamic Seals for Extreme Environments

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0860-23-C-7123
Agency Tracking Number: B2-3254
Amount: $1,460,885.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA21-011
Solicitation Number: 21.2
Solicitation Year: 2021
Award Year: 2023
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2023-03-20
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2025-03-19
Small Business Information
301 1st Street SW Suite 200
Roanoke, VA 24011-1921
United States
DUNS: 627132913
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Ashley Mullins
 (540) 961-4505
Business Contact
 Maggie Hudson
Phone: (540) 769-8400
Research Institution

To meet the need for greater duration, higher altitudes, and longer time of flight, solid propulsion systems will require greater impulse and thrust, primarily achieved through the increase of solid propellant burn temperatures. There is a need for new extreme environment materials for solid rocket motors. To address this need, Luna Labs has designed, tailored, and developed an ultra-high temperature performance polymer composite with a demonstrated glass transition temperature greater than 900 °F. The material has demonstrated thermal, mechanical, and sealing properties to meet the MDA’s need for new polymeric materials. In Phase II, Luna Labs will improve mechanical properties for better sealing and compressibility as well as optimize processing. Dynamic sealing will be demonstrated. Approved for Public Release | 22-MDA-11340 (16 Dec 22)

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