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CERAMIC COMPONENT NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING TECHNOLOGY

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
6018
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6018
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
KARTA TECHNOLOGIES
5555 Northwest Parkway San Antonio, TX 78249
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: CERAMIC COMPONENT NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING TECHNOLOGY
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $329,932.00
 

Abstract:

CERAMICS ARE BEING WIDELY CONSIDERED FOR REPLACEMENT OF METALS AND POLYMERS IN MANY ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS. THEIR CORROSION RESISTANCE, SMALL COEFFICIENTS OF THERMAL EXPANSION, LIGHT WEIGHT, LOW COST, EXCELLENT MECHANICAL PROPERTIES UNDER HEAVY STRESS, OUTSTANDING ELECTRICAL AND OPTICAL PROPERTIES, AND EXCEPTIONAL RESISTANCE TO HIGH TEMPERATURE, MAKE THEM VERY ATTRACTIVE IN STRUCTURAL, MICROELECTRONIC,AND BIOTECHNOLOGY AREAS. DESPITE THEIR DESIRABLE PROPERTIES, USE OF CERAMICS IS GREATLY RESTRICTED IN STRUCTURAL APPLICATIONS BECAUSE CERAMICS ARE BRITTLE AND THEIR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ARE NONUNIFORM. TO ASSURE CERAMIC PRODUCT RELIABILITY, IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT THEY BE EXAMINED NONDESTRUCTIVELY. HIGH-FREQUENCY ULTRASONIC TECHNIQUES ARE PROPOSED TO DETERMINE GRAIN SIZE AND POROSITY, DETECT AND CHARACTERIZE SURFACE AND NEAR-SURFACE FLAWS INCLUDING CRACKS AND INCLUSIONS AND BULK DEFECTS. ULTRASONIC TECHNIQUES WILL BE EVALUATED ON SILICON NITRIDE, SILICA CARBIDE, AND ALUMINA CERAMICS.

Principal Investigator:

Dr G P Singh
5126819102

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Karta Technology Inc.
1892 Grandstand San Antonio, TX 78238

EIN/Tax ID: 742446698
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No