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LOW THERMAL EXPANSION METAL COMPOSITE JOINTS FOR SPACE STRUCTURES

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
602
Program Year/Program:
1984 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
602
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Material Concepts Inc
666 N Hague Ave Columbus, OH 43204
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1984
Title: LOW THERMAL EXPANSION METAL COMPOSITE JOINTS FOR SPACE STRUCTURES
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $497,038.00
 

Abstract:

GRAPHITE/MAGNESIUM COMPOSITES ARE IDEAL FRO SPACE STRUCTURESBECAUSE OF THEIR LOW CTE, HIGH STIFFNESS AND STRENGTH, LOW DENSITY, AND LACK OF OUTGASSING OR MOISTURE ASORPTION. ALTHOUGH THESE MATERIALS ARE BEING FABRICATED INTO LONG STRAIGHT SECTIONS, NO METHOD HAS BEEN AVAILABLE TO JOIN THESE SECTIONS USING A SIMILAR MATERIAL TO FORM A COMPLETE STRUCTURE. RECENTLY DEVELOPED IS A NEW TECHNOLOGY WHICH ALLOWS GRAPHITE/MAGNESIUM COMPOSITES TO BE DIRECTLY CAST. THIS TECHNOLOGY IS ADAPTABLE TO PRODUCING LOW CTE JOINTS HAVING THE NECESSARY COMPLEXITY IN SHAPE AND FIBER ORIENTATION FOR THIS APPLICATION. THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROGRAM IS TO DESIGN, PRODUCE, AND TEST SUCH JOINT STRUCTURES. PHASE I IS DEVOTED TO SIMPLE CONFIGURATIONS. ANALYSIS OF THESE PRODUCTS PROVIDES GUIDE-LINES FOR DESIGN AND FABRICATION OF MORE COMPLEX JOINT STRUCTURES IN PHASE II.

Principal Investigator:

David M. Goddard

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Material Concepts Inc.
666 North Hague Ave. Columbus, OH 43204

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