Project Announcement: Qualification of Advanced Materials and Processes for Extreme Environmental Applications – Phase II

The US Department of Defense is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase CTMA initiative to advance the state-of-the-art in design and qualification of advanced materials and manufacturing processes to improve the performance and lifecycle of structures and parts subject to extreme environmental conditions. Using the Next Generation Hypersonic Structure as a surrogate, this initiative will leverage new design analysis tools and qualification processes to assess emerging advanced materials, coatings, and manufacturing techniques required to enhance key structures and components.

Special emphasis will be placed on determining new methods for reducing the time and cost of developmental cycles and improving transition technologies and processes that can enhance structural performance during intense thermal and shock loads at hypersonic speeds and other extreme conditions.

Phase II will build upon the lessons learned from Phase I to update the requirements and specifications based on initial results and refine the analysis and qualification processes of additional coatings and material coupons, along with subsystem prototypes. Special emphasis will be placed on updating the documentation of qualification processes and applicable inspection methods and capturing the pilot results and updating the engineering technical data, qualification reports, manufacturing work instructions, and materials data.

If you feel your organization has the technical capabilities and would like to be considered for this project, please complete the form below and upload your organization’s technical capabilities statement.

Interested Submissions Due by 8/22/2023.

We encourage participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), including Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs).