Metal Matrix Composite Axial Propulsion Missile Components

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0006-06-C-7478
Agency Tracking Number: 053-0507
Amount: $99,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solitcitation Year: 2005
Solitcitation Topic Code: MDA05-068
Solitcitation Number: 2005.3
Small Business Information
TOUCHSTONE RESEARCH LABORATORY, LTD.
The Millennium Centre, R.R. 1, Box 100B, Triadelphia, WV, 26059
Duns: 101582922
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brian Gordon
 Senior Program Manager
 (304) 547-5800
 blg@trl.com
Business Contact
 Brian Joseph
Title: President, COO
Phone: (304) 547-5800
Email: bej@trl.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The purpose of this project is to determine the feasibility of utilizing metal matrix composite (MMC) filament winding for manufacturing missile components for BMD systems. Through this effort Touchstone will demonstrate an innovative manufacturing process for advanced MMC materials that will enhance the performance of axial propulsion booster components for missile defense interceptors. Motor case analogs will be produced and evaluated by way of hydrostatic pressure testing. A trade study will also be performed to quantify the benefits of using MMC materials for applications that meet current and future MDA needs. This technology will provide a low-cost means of inserting MMC materials into BMD systems for improved performance.

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