Multifunctional polymer composites for Kinetic Energy Interceptors

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,687.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0006-05-C-7197
Agency Tracking Number:
044-1802
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA04-111
Solicitation Number:
2004.4
Small Business Information
ADVANCED CERAMICS RESEARCH, INC.
3292 E. Hemisphere Loop, Tucson, AZ, 85706
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
602374951
Principal Investigator:
Ranji Vaidyanathan
Manager, Advanced Materials
(520) 434-6392
rkv@acrtucson.com
Business Contact:
Brett Waldo
Controller
(520) 573-6300
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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