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Materials and Life Cycle Sustainability

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-13-C-7506
Agency Tracking Number: B123-035-0104
Amount: $99,784.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA12-035
Solicitation Number: 2012.3
Solicitation Year: 2012
Award Year: 2013
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2013-03-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2013-09-13
Small Business Information
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Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Thomas Rosengren
 M&P Engineer/ Program Manager
 (818) 991-8500
Business Contact
 Michael Bailey
Title: CFO
Phone: (818) 991-8500
Research Institution

In this MDA Phase I SBIR program, MATECH proposes to demonstrate the life cycle sustainability of ultra-high temperature (UHT), very low erosion, carbon fiber zirconium oxy-carbide ceramic matrix composite (Cf-ZrOCm CMC), developed under prior MDA SBIR funding, for advanced aerostructures with integrated thermal protection systems (TPS). This Cf-ZrOCm CMC has demonstrated high temperature erosion resistance (arc jet, LHMEL), very large and complex low conductivity (<2W/m-C), rain erosion survival (nylon bead at AMRDEC) and can be net shape formed into missile structure components, like the Strake leading edge (SLE), while reducing weight by 68% of the baseline Inconel part. In this Phase I, MATECH proposes to conduct material life cycle and sustainability evaluations to demonstrate Cf-ZrOCm CMC"s robustness to life cycle environmental exposures and performance in mission relevant conditions. In the subsequent Phase II program, should it be awarded, MATECH will complete a test matrix developed with our partners to meet PDR requirements and propose to conduct sled testing to validate hot erosion capabilities bringing this material to TRL5. This MDA Phase I proposal benefits from the active participation and support of Raytheon Missile Systems (Tucson, AZ) and Lockheed Martin Co. (Palmdale, CA).

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