Low Cost Flexible Method of Manufacturing Scramjet Engine Panels

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F33615-03-C-2340
Agency Tracking Number: 021PR-0549
Amount: $749,148.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
ORMOND, LLC
1505 Central Avenue, South, Kent, WA, 98032
DUNS: 005285288
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Daniel Alberts
 Chief Operating Officer
 (253) 854-0796
 dana@ormondllc.com
Business Contact
 Daniel Alberts
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (253) 854-0796
Email: dana@ormondllc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This Phase II program will result in the availability of a reduced cost increased capability robust SCRAMJET engine panel manufacturing method to support test/demonstration and production phases of the HySET and other Programs. It will support improvedengine designs by increasing design options that are available to advance the SCRAMJET engine technology in general. A custom manufacturing workcell will be built and technology development completed and implemented to machine SCRAMJET panels for testingunder HySET, ISTAR, Robust SCRAMJET, and other programs.Key data that will be made available to support engine developers includes manufacturability, quality and technical performance for various engine panel designs. The economic data that will be needed for support of future SCRAMJET program cost projectionswill also be an important outcome.With the Phase I proof of concept showing good success, it is anticipated that the completion of the proposed Phase II program will result in a 95% panel production cost reduction from the current $76,000 per engine set.The Phase I program has attracted over $130,000 in outside investment to contribute to the development and commercialization of this novel dual-use abrasive-jet machining technology in both commercial and defense markets.

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