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Advanced Carbon Nanotubes- Based Polymer Matrix Composites for Satellites

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
81856
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F063-009-0184
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Materials & Electrochemical Research (ME
7960 S. Kolb Rd. Tucson, AZ 85756-9237
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Advanced Carbon Nanotubes- Based Polymer Matrix Composites for Satellites
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9453-08-C-0006
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

The Phase I results have proven the feasibility of creating breakthrough polymer matrix composites (PMC) with high-loadings of well dispersed nanotubes in engineering polymer matrixes. The exceptional mechanical properties of the developed PMCs will be further improved in the Phase II effort by increasing the nanotube loading in the PMC to the packing limit, through optimizing the interface of the nanotubes for their compatibility with selected space rated polymer matrixes, and through improving the fabrication of the PMC's. Innovative techniques will be used for manufacturing the nanotube mats and for their incorporation into polymer matrices of interest to create composites with mechanical properties tailored to specific aerospace deployable structure applications in the satellite industry. The Phase II effort will culminate with the fabrication of select components made from these composites and these components will be field tested by end users in the industry for demonstration and validation of the proposed effort.

Principal Investigator:

Raouf O. Loutfy
President
5205741980
mercorp@mercorp.com

Business Contact:

James C. Withers
C.E.O.
5205741980
jcwithers@mercorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MATERIALS & ELECTROCHEMICAL RESEARCH (ME
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