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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0006-06-C-7351
Agency Tracking Number: 044-1586
Amount: $1,250,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA04-095
Solicitation Number: 2004.4
Small Business Information
10010 Cucklebur, Houston, TX, 77095
DUNS: 136944142
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Dean Baker
 General Manager
 (661) 373-1729
Business Contact
 Dean Baker
Title: President/General Mgr
Phone: (661) 373-1729
Research Institution
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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