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Advanced Intermetallic Matrix Composites

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
19632
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
19632
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
CORDEC CORP.
P.O. Box 188 Lorton, VA 22199
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: Advanced Intermetallic Matrix Composites
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,525.00
 

Abstract:

MANY CURRENT AND PLANNED DEFENSE AEROSPACE PROGRAMS DEPEND CRITICALLY UPON RAPID DEVELOPMENT OF LIGHTWEIGHT COMPOSITE MATERIALS HAVING UNPRECEDENTED HIGH-TEMPERATURE PROPERTIES. CONTINUOUS FIBER REINFORCED INTERMETALLIC MATRIX COMPOSITES (IMC'S) HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO MEET THESE PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS, AND CONSIDERABLE RESEARCH EFFORT IS NOW DEVOTED TO DEVELOPING THEM. WE RECENTLY DEMONSTRATED A NOVEL METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING CONTINUOUS SILICON CARBIDE FIBER-REINFORCED TITANIUM ALUMINIDE COMPOSITES WITH EXCELLENT FIBER DISTRIBUTION IN A FINE-GRAINED MATRIX. OFFERING THE MATERIALS DESIGNER REMARKABLE ACCESS TO MICROSTRUCTURAL VARIABLES, THE PROCESS FACILITATES SYNTHESIS OF NON-EQUILIBRIUM STRUCTURES THAT WILL BE EXPLOITED IN PHASE I TO LOWER TRADITIONAL CONSOLIDATION AND SHAPING TEMPERATURES FROM 1300 DEGREE TO 600 DEGREE. A VARIETY OF CONTINUOUS IMC PRECURSORS WILL BE FABRICATED, CONSOLIDATED, AND CHARACTERIZED. PHASE II WOULD DEMONSTRATE PILOT-SCALE PRODUCTION OF IMC PRECURSORS AND REPRODUCIBILITY OF THE CONSOLIDATION AND FORMING PROCESSES FOR PROTOTYPE ENGINEERING STRUCTURES.

Principal Investigator:

R. J. Weimer
7035508044

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Corpdec Corp
P.o. Box 188 Lorton, VA 22199

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