Multifunctional polymer composites for Kinetic Energy Interceptors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0006-05-C-7197
Agency Tracking Number: 044-1802
Amount: $99,687.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA04-111
Solicitation Number: 2004.4
Small Business Information
3292 E. Hemisphere Loop, Tucson, AZ, 85706
DUNS: 602374951
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Ranji Vaidyanathan
 Manager, Advanced Materials
 (520) 434-6392
 rkv@acrtucson.com
Business Contact
 Brett Waldo
Title: Controller
Phone: (520) 573-6300
Email: bwaldo@acrtucson.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In this phase I SBIR program, Advanced Ceramics Research, Inc. (ACR), and its team members propose the development of innovative manufacturing techniques for multifunctional polymer composite components for Kinetic Energy Interceptors. The proposed technique will leverage ACR's experience with co-injecting/infusing slurries and resins into fiber preforms. In this program, ACR will fabricate multi-functional composites with a structural layer with an outer layer of ceramic to provide multi-functionality to the Kinetic Energy Interceptors (KEI). The ceramic layer will be structurally sound and tough due to the fibers present in them. By fabricating lightweight components for KEI applications, it will provide better agility and speed of response to incoming intermediate and long-range ballistic missile threats in their boost/ascent phase of flight. It is believed that replacement of metallic components with composites would provide a savings in weight for the same structural requirements.

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