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A Nanotube Surface Reinforced Graphite Fiber Exhibiting Significantly Enhanced…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
77774
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
054720
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: A Nanotube Surface Reinforced Graphite Fiber Exhibiting Significantly Enhanced Properties
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNL06AA54P
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

Nanotechnology which includes carbon nanotubes has the potential to produce materials that exhibit properties beyond those expected from conventional materials which are anticipated to have a profound impact on NASA's future missions. Graphite fiber composites are multifunctional with high strength to weight ratios which form the basis of many aerospace systems. The combinations of carbon nanotubes with graphite fibers have the potential to significantly enhance fiber strength; offering significant advantages in multi-functional space flight applications. A unique approach will be utilized to incorporate carbon nanotubes onto existing graphite fibers to produce exemplary fiber strengths that will be utilized in composites with significantly higher strength to weight ratios. Nanotube reinforced graphite fibers will be produced and characterized in epoxy composites to demonstrate the expected property enhancements.

Principal Investigator:

James C. Withers
Principal Investigator
5205741980
jcwithers@mercorp.com

Business Contact:

Dr. Raouf O. Loutfy
President
5205741980
rloutfy@mercorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MER Corporation
7960 S. Kolb Road Tucson, AZ 85706

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