Metal Matrix Composite Insensitive Munitions Technology

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,997.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0006-05-C-7284
Agency Tracking Number:
05-0128T
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA05-T006
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
TOUCHSTONE RESEARCH LABORATORY, LTD.
The Millennium Centre, R.R. 1, Box 100B, Triadelphia, WV, 26059
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
101582922
Principal Investigator:
Brian Gordon
Senior Program Manager
(304) 547-5800
blg@trl.com
Business Contact:
Brian Joseph
President & COO
(304) 547-5800
bej@trl.com
Research Institution:
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE &
David W Richardson
460 Turner Street, Suite 306
Blacksville, VA, 24061
(540) 231-5281
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The overall objective of the proposed effort is to develop a solid rocket motor case based on metal matrix composites that will support compliance with insensitive munitions (IM) requirements while maintaining or increasing rocket motor performance. The Phase I effort will focus on developing physics-based models and designs of IM-compliant metal matrix composite solid rocket motor cases. Phase II activities will further demonstrate and validate the model predictions and IM case technology developed in Phase I and address scaling issues. During Phase III, the technology and methods developed during the prior phases will be implemented into solid rocket motors that are required to be IM compliant.

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