Coated Syntactic Titanium Composite for Low Cost Cruise Missile

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-08-M-0177
Agency Tracking Number: N081-071-1217
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-071
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
Small Business Information
POWDERMET, INC.
24112 Rockwell drive, Euclid, OH, 44117
DUNS: 175863463
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brian Doud
 Product Manager
 (216) 404-0053
 bpdoud@powdermetinc.com
Business Contact
 Andrew Sherman
Title: President/CEO
Phone: (216) 404-0053
Email: ajsherman@powdermetinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The proposed program will develop a low cost, syntactic titanium foam sandwich panel outer layer encased with thermal sprayed thin tungsten layer for use as a insulation material in titanium sandwich panel structures for making dual functionality of thermal protection and structural capability of future missile integrated structural/TPS system. Based on previous program’s-conducted tests of thermal conductivity syntactic closed-cell titanium foam exhibits thermal conductivity less than 1/200th that of aluminum and about 1/20th that of solid titanium. Weight is 50% lighter than aluminum and 75 % lighter than titanium metal is a candidate material for future missiles integrated airframe/insulation structural system. Specifically, the innovation will demonstrate fabricating syntactic titanium foam sandwich panel by slurry cast titanium hydride encapsulated ceramic microspheres, drying, sintering, facesheet attachment and then encasing with a skin layer of tungsten by thermal spraying tungsten powders.

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