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High toughness SiC and B4C

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
78467
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
053-1390
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
M CUBED TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
1 Tralee Industrial Park Newark, DE -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: High toughness SiC and B4C
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-06-C-7443
Award Amount: $99,992.00
 

Abstract:

Reaction bonded (RB) SiC and B4C offer high specific stiffness (modulus/density) comparable to beryllium (Be) and higher thermal stability (thermal conductivity/CTE) than Be. However, these materials have low fracture toughness (4 MPa m1/2 compared to 8-10 for Be) and hence have not been considered viable Be-replacement materials for the MDA systems such as the EKV, ABL, etc. M Cubed has demonstrated innovative approach to increase the fracture toughness of RB SiC by 50% to 6 MPa m1/2. In this Phase I, M Cubed will use this innovative approach to further increase the toughness of SiC and B4C through microstructural tailoring to make them competitive with beryllium. In addition, a current production component on the exo-atmospheric kill vehicle (EKV) platform will be fabricated as a demonstration component in the Phase I. In the follow-on Phase II program, the manufacturing technology will be further refined and scaled up. Multiple replicas of the EKV component will be fabricated and characterized to fully develop this component.

Principal Investigator:

Prashant G. Karandikar
Director of R&D
3024548600
karandikar@mmmt.com

Business Contact:

Michael Aghajanian
VP Product Development
3024548600
aghajanian@mmmt.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

M CUBED TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
921 Main St Monroe, CT 06468

EIN/Tax ID: 510347782
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No