Low cost alternatives to expensive complex manifold pipe shapes used in high temperature (3000F-4500F) missile control systems.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00030-04-C-0067
Agency Tracking Number: N031-1682
Amount: $599,891.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: N03-153
Solicitation Number: 2003.1
Small Business Information
24112 Rockwell drive, Euclid, OH, 44117
DUNS: 175863463
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Andrew Sherman
 Founder/Chief Scientist
 (216) 404-0053
Business Contact
 Andrew Sherman
Title: CEO
Phone: (216) 404-0053
Email: ajsherman@powdermetinc.com
Research Institution
Current state-of-the-art technology for Strategic Missile Post Boost Control Systems is welded Tantalum (Ta), noibium (Nb), and molybdenum (Mo) alloys. These materials are heavy and limitied in temperature capability. In contrast, current technologies for higher performance kill vehicle divert and attitude control systems are based on costly, difficult to fabricate solid rhenium (Re). This Phase II SBIR program will develop low cost, lightweight, carbon-fiber reinforced hot gas manifolds and components to support IHPRPT goals for higher performance, lower cost post-boost control systems. Sealing, joining, and net shape fabrication techniques for complex refractory-metal lined composite structures will be demonstrated in the program.

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