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NOVEL MULLITE FELT REINFORCED COMPOSITES FOR ADVANCED RADOME APPLICATIONS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
8407
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
8407
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Technology Holding, LLC
350 W 800 N Suite 250 Salt Lake City, UT 84103-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: NOVEL MULLITE FELT REINFORCED COMPOSITES FOR ADVANCED RADOME APPLICATIONS
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,550.00
 

Abstract:

A STABLE LOW, DIELECTRIC CONSTANT, HIGH STRENGTH, A GOOD THERMAL SHOCK RESISTANCE ARE THE MAJOR CRITERIA FOR SELECTING A RADOME MATERIAL. A FIBEROUS MULLITE FELT REINFORCEMENT OFFERS MANY OF THESE PROPERTIES TO MAKE SUITABLE RADOME COMPOSITE MATERIAL. CERAMATEC, INC. PROPOSES TO REINFORCE A MULLITE FELT USING SOL-GEL TECHNIQUE WHICH OFFERS MAJOR ADVANTAGES OVER CONVENTIONAL SLURRY IMPREGNATION OR EXPENSIVE CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION TECHNIQUE. ADVANTAGES OF SOL-GEL TECHNIQUE INCLUDE LOWER SINTERING TEMPERATURE, ULTRAFINE HOMOGENEITY AND SUPERIOR MICROSTRUCTURE. DURING PHASE I RESEARCH, THE OVERALL OBJECTIVE IS TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF FABRICATTING A MULLITE FELT-MULLITE MATRIX COMPOSITE FOR RADOME APPLICATIONS. THE MULLITE FELT WILL BE VACUUM IMPREGNATED WITH A MULLITE SOL. THE IN-SITU SOL-TO-GEL TRANSITION WILL BE ACHIEVED USING AN INTERNAL GELATION TECHNIQUE. THE IMPREGNATED FELT WILL BE SINTERED AND CHARACTERIZED FOR MICROSTRUCTURE, FIBER-MATRIX INTERFACE, MECHANICAL AND DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES. THE ULTIMATE OBJECTIVE IS TO MAKE COMMERCIALLY FEASIBLE MULLITE FELT-MULLITE MATRIX COMPOSITE HAVING SUPERIOR STRENGTH AND DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES.

Principal Investigator:

Santosh y limaye
8014865071

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ceramatec Inc
2425 - S 900rd W Salt Lake City, UT 84119

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