DWA Aluminum Composites

21100 Superior St.
Chatsworth, CA 91311
http://www.dwa-dra.com
19 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 18
Total Value of Awards $2.72MM
First Award Date 01/01/84
Most Recent Award Date 10/13/10

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Loftin Mr. Timothy Loftin 9 Message
Smith Mr. Cory A. Smith 2 Message
supan Edward supan 5
Hudson Olin Hudson 2

18 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N102-112
Budget: 10/13/10 - 04/13/11

DWA Aluminum Composites proposes the use of powder-metallurgy based, silicon carbide particulate (SiCp) reinforced aluminum Metal-Matrix-Composites (MMCs) for the replacement of 4320 steel alloy bearing liners to achieve weight reduction in the gearboxes of the CH-53K helicopter. Ceramic particulate reinforced aluminum MMCs possess the propertie...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense
Topic: OSD03-011
Budget: 07/23/03 - 03/23/03

The use of aluminum in rocket engine turbo-machinery has not been realized due to strength limitations at elevated temperature. This Phase I SBIR proposal addresses innovative, cost-effective manufacturing techniques for L12 strengthened aluminum alloys that will exhibit high temperature strength (60 ksi at 400°F) and structural stability beyon...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF99-150
Budget: 04/22/99 - 01/22/00

Nanophase aluminum alloys are powder metallurgy aluminum alloys processed to provide very fine grain size, high strength, ductility, and toughness. The high strength is due to the combined contributions of fine grain size, alloying, and deformation substructure. Rocketdyne initiated a nanophase aluminum development effort in 1992 to provide alte...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF98-187
Budget: 05/01/98 - 02/01/99

The lack of fully developed extrusion design tools for Discontinuously Reinforced Aluminum (DRA) such as finite element simulation codes will continue to impede market penetration of this promising aerospace material. There is limited motivation on the part of the aluminum extrusion industry to develop finite element codes given the low cost of...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 89-2
Budget: 01/01/89 - 12/31/89

CURRENT SPACE STRUCTURE JOINTS AND COUPLINGS REQUIRE LOW CTE WHILE MAINTAINING LIGHTWEIGHT AND STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY. THEY MUST ALSO BE FABRICABLE AND OF AFFORDABLE COST. NO MATERIAL DEVELOPED TO DATE ADEQUATELY MEETS ALL OF THESE CRITERIA. THIS IS ALARMING BECAUSE SPACE STRUCTURES MUST BELIGHTWEIGHT FOR TRANSPORTATION PURPOSES, HAVE HIGH STIFFNE...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 88-1
Budget: 01/01/88 - 12/31/88

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 87-2
Budget: 01/01/87 - 12/31/87

BY ATTACHING (VIA WELDING OR BONDING) ARTICULATED TERMINATORS ONTO HIGH-PERFORMANCE GRAPHITE-ALUMINUM TUBULAR STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS, HINGED ANDD RIGID JINTS CAN BE STABLE DWA1 20 METAL-MATRIX COMPOSITES WILL FIND MANY APPLICATIONS IN THE FABRICATION OF STRUCTURES REQUIRING EXTREME STIFFNESS AND THERMAL STABILITY FROM STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS OF MINMUM ...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 87-2
Budget: 01/01/87 - 12/31/87

FEASIBILITY WILL BE DEMONSTRATED FOR USE OF HIGH STIFFNESS HIGH THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY PITCH GRAPHIC REINFORCED-METAL COMPOSITES IN SIMPLE HEAT-PIPE CONCEPTS. THE VERY HIGHLY ANISOTROPIC THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY OF PITCH GRAPHITE, COMBINEDWITH EXCELLENT GR-METAL SPECIFIC MECHANICAL PROPERTIES SUGGESTS A "TAILORABLE" EFFICIENT MATERIAL FOR THERMAL-CONT...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 87-2
Budget: 01/01/87 - 12/31/87

COUPLING HIGH-PERFORMANCE METAL-MATRIX COMPOSITE STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS WITH END FITTINGS OF COMPARABLE HIGH PERFORMANCE PROMISES THE CAPABILITY OF FABRICATING STRUCTURES OF EXCEPTIONAL STRENGTH, RIGIDITY AND THERMAL STABILITY. ATTACHING THE END FITTINGS TO THE STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS DURINGTHE INITIAL FABRICATION CYCLE OPTIMIZES THE MATCHING OF MECHAN...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 86-2
Budget: 01/01/86 - 12/31/86

THIS PHASE I PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF PRODUCING LIGHTWEIGHT, LOW CTE METAL-MATRIX COMPOSITE FITTINGS OF GRAPHITE-FIBER/ALUMINUM AND TO SHOW BY MECHANICAL AND PHYSICAL-PROPERTY TESTS THAT THE MATERIAL IS USEFUL FOR APPLICATION TO SPACE STRUCTURAL HARDWARE. THE PROGRAM WILL FOCUS ON RECENTLY DEVELOPED DWG (CONTINUOUS G...

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