Materials Research & Design

300 E. Swedesford Rd Array
Wayne, PA 19087
http://www.m-r-d.com
29 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 76
Total Value of Awards $25.6MM
First Award Date 01/01/98
Most Recent Award Date 07/20/16

76 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N161-046
Budget: 07/20/16 - 01/16/17

Advanced Navy systems such as the Hyper Velocity Projectile (HVP) and next generation high speed missiles will subject the airframe to severe aerothermal heating loads. Both the HVP fin and missile radome design problems can be solved through the development of ceramic-metal joining technology. The design problem is complex since the hardware is...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N142-119
Budget: 09/22/15 - 09/21/17

Future hypersonic vehicles will be required to fly extended, long term trajectories where the bodies must exhibit high lift-to-drag (L/D) ratios. The need for reduced drag means that the nosetips and leading edges must have small radii, shallow wedge angles, and be erosion resistant. Desirable dimensions include a nose radius on the order of 0.0...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: Southern Research Institute

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF15-AT03
Budget: 09/01/15 - 05/31/16

ABSTRACT: This Phase I effort will identify and evaluate candidate materials to replace existing beryllium-copper alloy components for use in aerospace ground test flow facilities. The candidate materials must offer similar or better performance metrics (dimensional stability, lifetime, etc.), be domestically and readily available, offer simila...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: H7.01
Budget: 06/17/15 - 12/17/15

To address the need for low-ballistic coefficient aeroshells with minimal impact on vehicle weight, NASA is investigating flexible thermal protection system (TPS) options. These designs typically consist of a flexible three-directional (3D) woven carbon cloth that can be stowed during flight and deployed on command to serve as a semi-rigid aeros...

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Virginia

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: T12.02
Budget: 06/17/15 - 06/17/16

As the power density of advanced engines increases, the need for new materials that are capable of higher operating temperatures, such as ceramic matrix composites (CMCs), is critical for turbine hot-section static and rotating components. Such advanced materials have demonstrated the promise to significantly increase the engine temperature capa...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA13-025
Budget: 01/01/15 - 12/31/15

Some missiles employ a throttleable divert and altitude control system (TDACS) to maneuver the kill vehicle to the target. Hot gas valve components in the TDACS must survive long burn times at high pressures and high temperatures. Recently the team of Materials Research & Design (MR&D), Allcomp, and Southern Research Institute (SoRI) has devel...

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: Southern Research Institute

Agency: Navy
Topic: N13A-T008
Budget: 01/01/15 - 12/31/15

It is critical to the safe use of ceramic matrix composite components that information on the fracture toughness of these materials be available in order to allow an assessment of the likelihood for crack growth. Although Military Standards and American Society for Testing and Materials both serve as resources for room and elevated temperature t...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: MDA08-018
Budget: 10/16/14 - 09/17/16

ABSTRACT: The Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) represents the nation s largest aerospace ground test facilities and includes several wind tunnels that are unlike any other in the world. AEDC routinely provides aerodynamic and aerothermodynamic ground testing to evaluate aerodynamic and propulsion system performance under hypersoni...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N141-082
Budget: 05/23/14 - 11/24/14

Advanced Navy reentry vehicles will use 2D and 3D carbon-carbon (CC) thermal protection system (TPS) components in order to survive conditions imposed by high speed flight. The TPS structures are exposed to severe temperatures, pressures and thermal gradients that the designer must address to prevent structural failure. In addition to the severe...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA14-014
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14

Lightning protection is crucial for atmospheric flight of any missile vehicle. The direct and indirect effects of lightning can easily cause catastrophic failure of a missile due to structural breach, fuel vapor ignition, damage to electronics, etc. While the indirect effects of lightning must still be addressed, with aluminum skin, if it is o...

Load More