Material and Manufacturing Technology Solutions for Advanced Composite Cases for Tactical Solid Rocket Motor Applications
ID: N242-079Type: BOTH
Overview

Topic

Material and Manufacturing Technology Solutions for Advanced Composite Cases for Tactical Solid Rocket Motor Applications

Agency

Department of DefenseN/A

Program

Type: SBIRPhase: BOTHYear: 2024
Timeline
  1. 1
    Release Apr 17, 2024 12:00 AM
  2. 2
    Open May 15, 2024 12:00 AM
  3. 3
    Next Submission Due Jun 12, 2024 12:00 AM
  4. 4
    Close Jun 12, 2024 12:00 AM
Description

The Department of Defense (DOD) is seeking proposals for the topic "Material and Manufacturing Technology Solutions for Advanced Composite Cases for Tactical Solid Rocket Motor Applications". The Navy branch is specifically interested in developing advanced material and manufacturing composite case technologies for high supersonic and hypersonic air, land, and sea launched missile systems. The goal is to improve upon current composite cases by reducing mass, increasing damage tolerance, providing external thermal protection, and enabling external attachments/joints. The technology should be able to withstand various environments and incorporate nonsymmetrical features and attachments onto safety critical pressure vessels. The Navy also requires the technology to have impact and handling tolerance or provide indication and/or warning when critical flaw size is exceeded. The project will be conducted in three phases: Phase I involves developing an advanced composite case concept, Phase II focuses on demonstrating feasibility and capability, and Phase III involves scalability and integration into a complete missile system. The technology developed in this SBIR topic has the potential to impact various industries such as aerospace, automobiles, boats, wind energy, sporting goods, and drilling/mining operations. The solicitation is currently open, with a closing date of June 12, 2024. More information can be found on the grants.gov website.

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