SPARTA SYSTEMS, INC, PROPOSES A PROGRAM TO DEVELOP AND EVALUATE A METAL MATRIX COMPOSITE (MMC) SUPERALLOY WITH MATERIAL PROPERTIES IN THE 200 DEGREE (F) TEMPERATURE RANGE WHICH ARE SUPERIOR TO EXISTING METALS.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 1048
Amount: $48,622.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1984
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Sparta, Inc.
23293 S Pointe Dr Suite 250, Laguna Hills, CA, 92653
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 JOHN J. GLATZ
 (619) 454-1133
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Research Institution
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Abstract
SPARTA SYSTEMS, INC, PROPOSES A PROGRAM TO DEVELOP AND EVALUATE A METAL MATRIX COMPOSITE (MMC) SUPERALLOY WITH MATERIAL PROPERTIES IN THE 200 DEGREE (F) TEMPERATURE RANGE WHICH ARE SUPERIOR TO EXISTING METALS. THE OBJECJTIVES OF THIS STUDY ARE TO DEVELOP THE MATERIAL AND TO EVALUATE THE POTENTIAL ADVANTAGES, DISADVANTAGES AND SYSTEMS IMPLICATIONS OF MANUFACTURING REENTRY VEHICLE AIRFRAME COMPONENTS FROM THIS MMC MATERIAL. THE RESULTS OF THIS MATERIAL DEVELOPMENT STUDY WILL BE COMPARED WITH EXISTING HIGH TEMPERATURE STEELS. THE STUDY APPROACH IS AS FOLLOWS: (1) INITIALLY IDENTIFY TYPICAL GENERIC COMPONENTS ON A REENTRY VEHICLE (RV) AIRFRAME STRUCTURE THAT FUNCTIONS IN THE 1500 TO 2000 DEGREE (F) TEMPERATURE RANGE AND ESTABLISH A SET OF FEASIBLE MATERIAL PROPERTIES GOALS; (2) PERFORM PARAMETRIC PREDICTIONS OF MATERIAL PROPERTIES USING SEVERAL ANALYTICAL FORMULATIONS AND VARIOUS CONSTITUENTS AND THEIR PROPORTIONS WITHIN THE LIMITS OF MANUFACTURING CAPABILITY; (3) FABRICATE A BILLET(S) OF THE MATERIAL(S) USING A POWDER METALLURGY PROCESS WITH PARTICU LATE REINFORCEMENT DEVELOPED BY TRW; (4) EVALUATE THE RESULTING MATERIAL AND COMPARE THE RESULTS TO OTHER EXISTING HIGH TEMPERATURE SUPERALLOYS WITH REGARD TO MATERIAL PROPERTIES, MANUFCTURING COST, POTENTIAL GROWTH AND LIMITATIONS, ETC.; AND (5) DOCUMENT THE RESULTS IN A FINAL REPORT.

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