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Functionally Graded Metallic Lattice Components (FGMLC) for Advanced Propulsion Component

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W91CRB-10-C-0163
Agency Tracking Number: 08SB2-0162
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SB082-007
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Solicitation Year: 2008
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-09-24
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2013-09-23
Small Business Information
Space Center, 1212 Fourier Drive, Madison, WI, -
DUNS: 196894869
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 J. Sauer
 Aerospace Engineer
 (608) 229-2752
Business Contact
 Eric Rice
Title: CEO
Phone: (608) 229-2730
Research Institution
ORBITEC proposes to develop functionally graded metallic lattice components for use in advanced rocket propulsion systems. The FGMLC material will utilize an internal intertwined lattice structure to join different constituents of the composite material. This lattice structure will allow a designed gradation from one material to another while maintaining each materials properties. The FGMLC will utilize a multiple different materials to achieve increased performance in harsh environment applications. The FGMLC offers several advantages over conventional graded materials. The mature FGMLC is expected to offer a low-cost, lightweight, long life, elegant design for high-temperature nozzle applications. The proposed Phase II effort will utilize new, advanced manufacturing processes to create functional graded materials (FGM) that uniquely combine two or more distinct materials. These innovative material structures will offer significant improvements in durability, mission flexibility, and system performance through the employment of internal intertwined lattice structures to bond and mechanically link the different constituent materials. This lattice structure will allow a designed gradation from one material to another while maintaining the material properties of each. This proposal responds to Topic SB082-007, which requests new materials and processes that provide revolutionary capability to DoD platforms and weapon systems.

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