Define/Demonstrate Beryllium (Be) Substitute Material for Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$749,999.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
HQ0006-06-C-7351
Award Id:
74571
Agency Tracking Number:
044-1586
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
10010 Cucklebur, Houston, TX, 77095
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
136944142
Principal Investigator:
Dean Baker
General Manager
(661) 373-1729
stbaker2000@cs.com
Business Contact:
Dean Baker
President/General Mgr
(661) 373-1729
stbaker2000@cs.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Understanding that saving weight without sacrificing performance on a vehicle is important, the objective of this program is to demonstrate lightweight materials (1.1-1.6 gm/cm3) materials that can replace Beryllium in the near term for multiple applications. These applications will have specific requirements of high thermal conductivity, low thermal conductivity, radiation resistance, Modulus, tensile strength (25 ksi), ductility, and machinability, to name a few. This Phase II program is designed to achieve this success without sacrificing performance and reducing overall costs for each component. Specific data for the various compositions of each engineered system will be generated and compared to MDA requirements under the Phase II. Both coupon level and component testing and characterization will occur in Phase II. APS has assembled an expert team in the materials and characterization fields and has been provided overwhelming support to achieve Phase III commercialization for these Be replacement products.

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