Low Cost Flexible Method of Manufacturing Scramjet Engine Panels

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,144.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
F33615-02-M-2244
Award Id:
57636
Agency Tracking Number:
021PR-0549
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1505 Central Avenue, South, Kent, WA, 98032
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
005285288
Principal Investigator:
DanielAlberts
Chief Operating Officer
(253) 854-0796
dana@ormondllc.com
Business Contact:
DanielAlberts
Chief Operating Officer
(253) 854-0796
dana@ormondllc.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
"This Phase I program will result in the availability of a reduced cost interim SCRAMJET engine panel manufacturing method to support current test/demonstration engine manufacturing phases of the HyTECH (Hypersonic Technology) Program. It will increaseengine design options, provide a demonstration of the technical and economic feasibility, and lay the groundwork for implementing a needed new and novel manufacturing process to support future production engine orders.It is anticipated that the successful completion of the proposed Phase I and Phase II programs will result in a 90% panel production cost reduction from the current $76,000 per engine set.Ormond, LLC utilizes novel experimental abrasive waterjet tooling and processes to manufacture SCRAMJET ground demonstration engine cases with integral heat exchanger grooves. The proposed program addresses the advancement of the technology to make itfeasible for economical machining of SCRAMJET panels. Although Ormond is currently capable of manufacturing acceptable engine case components in the laboratory, additional development work is required to advance current capabilities to derive a reliable,low cost manufacturing method and to increase the engineering design options that are available to advance the SCRAMJET engine technology in general. It is anticipated that the successful completion of the proposed Phase I and Phase II programs will result in a 90% panel production cost redu

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