NASA SBIR 2005 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER:05 X7.02-9732
SUBTOPIC TITLE:Chemical Propulsion Components
PROPOSAL TITLE:Rapid Manufacture of Combustion Chambers using Ductile, High Strength MMCs (1000-803)

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Triton Systems Inc.
200 Turnpike Road
Chelmsford ,MA 01824 - 4000
(978) 250 - 4200

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Karin   Karg
kkarg@tritonsystems.com
200 Turnpike Road
Chelmsford, MA  01824 -4000
(978) 250 - 4200

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (LIMIT 200 WORDS)
Triton Systems, Inc. (Triton) proposes to develop a cost-effective manufacturing approach to fabricate combustion chambers for a rocket technology demonstrator engine. The proposed manufacturing process combines Triton's success in fabricating high strength, ductile, discontinuous fiber reinforced aluminum (FRA) composites and rapid prototyping techniques used in the aluminum casting industry. The ability to insert Triton's FRA technology into boost and orbit transfer components supports critical propulsion goals by improving the thrust-to-weight ratio and reducing hardware costs. Significant weight savings will be achieved with Triton's lightweight FRA technology compared to the current nickel superalloy. Hardware costs savings are anticipated with the use of a proven, affordable and high quality casting process to fabricate FRA materials. An added benefit is the ability to incorporate design changes for improved efficiency and/or research and development efforts.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (LIMIT 150 WORDS)
Triton's proposed approach will support critical next generation launch requirements such as weight savings, improved thrust to weight ratios and reduced hardware and manufacturing costs.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (LIMIT 150 WORDS)
Potential commercial applications include: engine components, electronic packaging, space structures, machine components, engine blocks and brake components.

NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING
Aircraft Engines
Composites
Launch and Flight Vehicle
Metallics


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