RadHard-Morphing-Sensing SuperSkins for Interceptor Kill Vehicles with Enhanced Lethality

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0006-11-C-7264
Agency Tracking Number: B083-003-0304
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA08-003
Solicitation Number: 2008.3
Small Business Information
NanoSonic, Inc.
P.O. Box 618, Christiansburg, VA, 24068
DUNS: 008963758
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 J. Lalli
 VP of Business Developmen
 (540) 953-1785
 jlalli@nanosonic.com
Business Contact
 Lisa Lawson
Title: Contracts Administrator
Phone: (540) 953-1785
Email: llawson@nanosonic.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
NanoSonic has developed advanced synergistic morphing-sensing-shielding materials for interceptor kill vehicle structures as key enablers for state-of-the-art ultra Lightweight Kill Vehicle (LKV) ballistic missile defense system (BMDS) interceptors. Next generation Agile KVs, deployable space satellites, adaptive spacecraft, and munitions airframes demand durable lightweight shielding materials that do not currently exist. Future adaptive missiles and reconfigurable satellites will also require morphing substructures, with built-in stress and pressure sensors. During this MDA DEP program, NanoSonic has demonstrated multifunctional nanostructured materials unlike anything commercially available that shall meet such multi-mission demands prior to BMDS Block for Potential Insertion BY15 and for integration and transition in future upgrades and programs. NanoSonic’s unique self-assembled Thoraeus filter technology offers a projected 370% weight savings and cost reduction (SM-MR™ estimated at $10/sq. ft.) upon scale-up. We have partnered with space systems defense prime partners to demonstrate the structural casing in KV representative environments and to address shortfalls identified in current integrated composite KV structures. NanoSonic shall integrate structural SM-MR™ casings onto LKVs with HAENS Level 2 protection. Such morphing super skins shall exhibit durable radiation resistance upon severe KV representative vibrational environments during all phases of KV interception; a property that few, if any, flexible materials exhibit.

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