Novel Use of Magnesium Composites to Reduce Weight of Mortar Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15QKN-05-C-1230
Agency Tracking Number: A043-013-1138
Amount: $119,945.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: A04-013
Solicitation Number: 2004.3
Small Business Information
184 Cedar Hill Street, Marlborough, MA, 01752
DUNS: 121001945
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Somesh Mukherjee
 Senior Materials Scientist
 (508) 481-5058
Business Contact
 Kang Lee
Title: President & CEO
Phone: (508) 481-5058
Research Institution
Metal matrix composites(MMC) has increasing applications in aerospace, transportation and military fields due to its high specific strength and stiffness. Magnesium (Mg) with a density of approximately two-thirds of aluminum is the lightest structural material. MMCs fabricated from magnesium thus provide an attractive alternative to Al based MMCs for use in future engineering applications. Despite this advantage, the study of Mg based MMCs remains fairly limited because of its poor corrosion resistance. Aspen proposes to design superior corrosion resistance Mg alloy based composites by changing its alloy chemistry, providing a simple, yet innovative coating technique and state of the art fabrication technique for processing Mg-based composites

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