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TITANIUM CARBIDE USED TO PROTECT CARBON COMPOSITES

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
10598
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10598
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ECO ENERGY CONVERSION
(d/b/a Tracer Technologies, In Somerville, MA 02145
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: TITANIUM CARBIDE USED TO PROTECT CARBON COMPOSITES
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $48,967.00
 

Abstract:

THE OBJECTIVE OF THE PROPOSED PROGRAM IS TO DEMONSTRATE THE TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY OF INCREASING THE THERMAL TOLERANCE AND METAL WETTABILITY OF CARBON COMPOSITE MATERIALS THROUGH THE APPLICATION OF A TITANIUM CARBIDE CERAMIC TO THEIR SURFACE. THE APPLICATION PROCESS WILL BE LASER-BASED AND WILL RESULT IN THE COVALENT BONDING OF THE CERAMIC TO THE CARBON SUBSTRATE SURFACE. THE CERAMIC-LAYERED CARBON COMPOSITE WILL BE PROTECTED FROM THERMAL DAMAGE BY THE CERAMIC LAYER AND FROM THE STRESSES OFTHERMAL CYCLING BY THE COVALENT BOND BETWEEN THE LAYER AND THE CARBON SURFACES. THE CERAMIC LAYER WILL INCREASE THE WETTABILITY OF THE CARBON SUBSTRATE TO MOLTEN METALS AND THUS ENHANCE ITS USE IN THE MANUFACTURE OF GRAPHITE-REINFORCED METAL-MATRIX COMPOSITES. IN THE PROPOSED PROGRAM, TITANIUM CARBIDE-PROTECTED CARBON COMPOSITES WILL BE FORMED AND STRESSED AT HIGH TEMPERATURE TO DEMONSTRATE THERMAL TOLERANCE AND OXIDATION RESISTANCE; METAL WETTABILITY WILL ALSO BE DEMONSTRATED. CERAMIC LAYER PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS WILL BE DETERMINED USING SEM AND AUGER PROFILE ANALYSIS.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Fraser Walsh
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Tracer Technologies Inc
20 Assembly Square Dr Somerville, MA 02145

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