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
Amount:
$599,891.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00030-04-C-0067
Agency Tracking Number:
N031-1682
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
N03-153
Solicitation Number:
2003.1
Small Business Information
POWDERMET INC.
24112 Rockwell drive, Euclid, OH, 44117
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
175863463
Principal Investigator:
Andrew Sherman
Founder/Chief Scientist
(216) 404-0053
ajsherman@powdermetinc.com
Business Contact:
Andrew Sherman
CEO
(216) 404-0053
ajsherman@powdermetinc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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