Low-Erosion and Affordable Nozzles for Advanced Air-to-Air Missiles

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-12-C-0170
Agency Tracking Number: N121-014-0094
Amount: $80,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: N121-014
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
UES, Inc.
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road, Dayton, OH, -
DUNS: 074689217
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 HeeDong Lee
 Principal Investigator
 (937) 426-6900
 hdlee@ues.com
Business Contact
 Rick Weddle
Title: Director, Contracts
Phone: (937) 426-6900
Email: rweddle@ues.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
This Phase I SBIR program seeks a new fabrication method to produce ultra high temperature Ta-Hf-C-based composites (UHTC) with an outstanding oxidation resistance, as well as stronger (>100 kpsi) and tougher (>10 MPam), for use as the advanced solid rocket motor applications. UES will apply a novel STop Down approach to control the microstructures of the composites. This approach will produce a very unique grain structure that can offer high strength, high fracture toughness, and high oxidation resistance. Hot-pressing will be used as a means for densification during the Phase I feasibility study. In the Phase II work, a sinter/HIP process will be explored for near-net shape fabrication.

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