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Ultra-Refractory Composites for Propulsion Applications

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
95377
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
095116
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
X10
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Technology Assessment & Transfer, Inc.
133 Defense Highway, Suite 212 Annapolis, MD -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Ultra-Refractory Composites for Propulsion Applications
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX10CD17P
Award Amount: $99,982.00
 

Abstract:

This phase I research proposes an efficient approach to develop a reliable chemical vapor infiltration (CVI) process for HfB2-HfC-SiC matrices for carbon fiber composites and chemical vapor deposition (CVD) processes for depositing coatings for the same compositions, and; second, to design, fabricate, and evaluate ultra-refractory CMCs consisting of a carbon fiber reinforcement reinforcing a functionally graded matrix of HfB2-HfC-SiC graded to SiC. These advanced, lightweight materials are likely enabling for future propulsion goals. The HfB2-HfC-SiC monolithic material has been shown to exhibit high temperature performance superior to all other materials tested under reentry conditions. The oxidation layer formed on these monolithic compositions was extremely tenacious, displaying no spallation after cooling from 2200

Principal Investigator:

Steven Seghi
Principal Investigator
4109873435
steve@techassess.com

Business Contact:

Sharon Fehrenbacher
CEO
4102244678
sharon@techassess.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Technology Assessment & Transfer, Inc.
133 Defense Highway, Suite 212 Annapolis, MD 21401

EIN/Tax ID: 521253097
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No