USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

New Advanced Gasar-Materials for Light Tactical Vehicle Brake Components

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
52945
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A002-1980
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Materials & Electrochemical Research (MER) Corp.
7960 S. Kolb Rd. Tucson, AZ 85756-9237
View profile »
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: New Advanced Gasar-Materials for Light Tactical Vehicle Brake Components
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: DAAE07-01-C-L045
Award Amount: $69,995.00
 

Abstract:

A novel approach for the development of high performance brake components isproposed based on gasar technology. The approach involves filling of highly porous gasar matrices made of wear-resistance alloys with abrasive powder to create new bake components.Gasar technology provides the capabilities to control pores sizes, shape, quantity, and orientation in one-step process. The porous monolithic structure resulted due to the interaction of hydrogen with melts provides unique service properties such as highdurability, high thermal conductivity, and plasticity. The combination of the metal matrix and abrasive powder in one composite will result in improved braking performance and reliability. The proposed fabrication technique is versatile and it allows notonly the production of braking components but also many other metals and ceramics composites.The successful completion of Phase I will demonstrate the feasibility of using gasar technology for the development of high performance brake components. Gasarttechnology is relatively cost efficient than other manufacturing methods for porousmaterials. Therefore, brake components made from gasars can be used in both military and commercial vehicles such as aircrafts, vehicle fleets, racing cars, cars, trucks,etc.

Principal Investigator:

Vlad Shapovalov
Senior Scientist
5205741980
shapovalov@mercorp.com

Business Contact:

R.o. Loutfy
President
5205741980
rloutfy@mercorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MATERIALS & ELECTROCHEMICAL RESEARCH
7960 S. Kolb Rd. Tucson, AZ 85706

EIN/Tax ID: 860530946
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No