ZERO-EROSION THROATS FOR SOLID PROPELLANTS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 15720
Amount: $498,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1992
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Ultramet
12173 Montague Street, Pacoima, CA, 91331
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert H Tuffias Phd
 Principal Investigator
 (818) 899-0236
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
ADVANCED SOLID ROCKET PROPELLANTS ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE TODAY THAT WOULD PROVIDE A SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE IN PERFORMANCE AND/OR REDUCTION IN LAUNCH COST. THEY CANNOT BE USED, HOWEVER, BECAUSE THE TECHNOLOGY OF CONTAINMENT MATERIALS IS NOT SUFFICIENTLY ADVANCED. IN THIS PHASE I PROGRAM, ULTRAMET PROPOSES TO DEVELOP INNOVATIVE PROCESSING METHODS APPLIED TO UNIQUE MATERIALS TO FABRICATE NEAR-ZERO EROSIN THROATS FOR THESE ULTRAHIGH TEMPERATURE SOLID ROCKET MOTOTRS AND DEMONSTRATE THEIR PERFORMANCE. SYSTEMS REQUIRING THE BENEFITS OF IMPROVED NOZZLE THROAT EROSION ARE VARIED AND NUMEROUS. AMONG THEM ARE THE ADVANCED SOLID AXIAL STAGE, KINETIC ENERGY ANTISATELLITE SYSTEMS, BRILLIANT PEBBLES, GUIDED BOMB PROPULSION SYSTEMS, AND ALL OTHER MILITARY SPACE APPLICATIONS. ADDITIONAL APPLICATIONS FOR THIS TECHNOLOGY WILL INCLUDE UNCOOLED LEADING EDGES FOR HYPERSONIC VEHICLES AND REENTRY VEHICLES, AS WELL AS HIGH PERFORMANCE GUN BARRELS.

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