Coated Syntactic Titanium Composite for Low Cost Cruise Missile

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-08-M-0177
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-071-1217
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
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:
Brian Doud
Product Manager
(216) 404-0053
bpdoud@powdermetinc.com
Business Contact:
Andrew Sherman
President/CEO
(216) 404-0053
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?Ts-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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