Materials and Life Cycle Sustainability for Structural Missile Applications
Department of Defense
Missile Defense Agency
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Performance Polymer Solutions Inc.
2711 Lance Drive, Moraine, OH, -
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AbstractThis Phase I Small Business Innovative Research Program will develop and demonstrate the technology to produce large-scale, high temperature, lightweight composite missile structures for transition to a fielded weapons system where weight minimization and resistance to high temperature exposure is critical. Performance Polymer Solutions Inc."s composite system has the ability to survive in extreme temperature environments where metals are traditionally utilized because prior to now, no structural composite system could survive. This novel matrix material, combined with high-performance carbon fiber and novel hydrophobic coating systems for composite moisture absorption prevention, will provide state-of-the-art composite materials with enhanced performance and weight reduction relative to super alloys and other traditional missile materials currently being used in ballistic missile defense systems. P2SI will demonstrate in this work the performance and manufacturing advantages offered by our material, coupled with the incorporation of a new fiber reinforcement and environmental barrier coatings, and will validate the necessity for its insertion into ballistic missile defense systems.
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