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IMPACT DAMAGE CHARACTERIZATION OF CARBON-CARBON SATELLITE MATERIALS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
8835
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
8835
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Materials Sciences Corporation
135 Rock Road Horsham, PA 19044-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: IMPACT DAMAGE CHARACTERIZATION OF CARBON-CARBON SATELLITE MATERIALS
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

CARBON-CARBON COMPOSITES ARE BEING CONSIDERED AS FUTURE SATELLITE MATERIALS BECAUSE THEY EXHIBIT HIGH STIFFNESS, LOW DENSITY, NEAR ZERO THERMAL EXPANSIONS, AND EXCELLENT THERMAL SHOCK RESISTANCE. THESE SATELLITES MUST BE DESIGNED TO WITHSTAND ATTACKS FROM LASER, NUCLEAR AND KINETIC ENERGY WEAPONS. THE THERMAL SHOCK RESISTANCE OF CARBON-CARBONS WILL CONTRIBUTE TO COMPONENTS THAT CAN SURVIVE LASER AND NUCLEAR ATTACKS. HOWEVER, THE LOW CROSS-PLY TENSION AND SHEAR STRENGTHS OF CARBON-CARBON COMPOSITES IMPLY THAT THEY MAY BE PARTICULARLY SUSCEPTABLE TO IMPACT DAMAGE. THE PURPOSE OF THE PROPOSED PROGRAM IS TO PROVIDE A PRELIMINARY EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTS OF IMPACT DAMAGE UPON THE STRUCTURAL BEHAVIOR OF CARBON-CARBON SATELLITE MATERIALS. THE PROGRAM INCLUDES ANALYTICAL TASKS TO COMPUTE THE THEORETICAL BEHAVIOR OF PARTICULAR TYPES OF DAMAGE, MANUFACTURING TASKS TO MEASURE THE STRUCTURAL BEHAVIOR OF DAMAGE MATERIAL. THE PROPOSED PROGRAM FOCUSES UPON THE EVALUATION OF THIN-WALLED CYLINDRICAL CARBON-CARBON TUBES WITH HOLES AND DELAMINATIONS TO REPRESENT THE IMPACT DAMAGE.

Principal Investigator:

Kent w buesking
2155428400

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Materials Sciences Corp
Box 206-gwynedd Plaza Ii/bethl Spring House, PA 19477

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