Consolidation, Functional Integration, and Optimization of Composite Missile Structures

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,996.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0147-12-C-7801
Agency Tracking Number:
B112-020-0275
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA11-020
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
Advatech Pacific, Inc.
560 E. Hospitality Lane, Suite 400, San Bernardino, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
059385711
Principal Investigator:
Scott Leemans
Project Manager
(480) 598-4005
scott.leemans@advatechpacific.com
Business Contact:
Charles Kondrack
Vice President, General Manager
(909) 307-6218
Kondrack@advatechpacific.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
The primary focus of the Phase I effort will be the Path Finder Study for the development of a Proof-Of-Concept (POC) weight reduction effort to support simultaneous materials & processes selections, parts consolidation, and functional integration. Advatech will perform the POC study on a representative missile configuration to be determined in cooperation with the sponsoring organization. Substantial weight savings can be realized by eliminating joints and consolidating the individual parts of a structural assembly into a single unified structure. Significant gains can also be realized through the integration of the functions of peripheral hardware into the structure. The key tenets of the approach are the use of trade studies, identification of key parametric sensitivities and interactions using Design of Experiments (DOE) techniques; with robust optimization of the consolidated and functionally integrated structures as the Phase I Option Task. In doing so, we will satisfy the objectives of the program to provide solutions to reduce weight, reduce procurement cost; lower life cycle cost; lower operational maintenance; reduce lead times; enhance mission reliability; and improve manufacturability for low-rate, non-labor intensive production for BMD systems.

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