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CALCIUM-ZIRCONIUM-PHOSPHATES FOR SPACE-BORNE OPTICAL AND STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
8837
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
8837
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MATERIALS TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
57 Maryanne Drive Monroe, CT -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: CALCIUM-ZIRCONIUM-PHOSPHATES FOR SPACE-BORNE OPTICAL AND STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $682,000.00
 

Abstract:

NEW MATERIALS ARE NEEDED FOR SPACE-BORNE PRECISION OPTICAL COMPONENTS AND THERMO-MECHANICALLY STABLE, LARGE LIGHTWEIGHT STRUCTURES. THE OPPRTUNITY EXISTS FOR FABRICATING BOTH OPTICAL COMPONENTS AND SUPPORT-ING STRUCTURES WITH MATERIALS OF THE SAME CHEMICAL COMPOSITION. CALCIUM-ZIRCONIUM-PHOSPHATE (CZP) CERAMICS ARE BEING EXPLORED FOR POSSIBLE USE IN THE FABRICATION OF SPACE-BORNE STRUCTURAL AS WELL AS OPTICAL COMPONENTS FOR CONSTRUCTING THERMALLY INVARIANT WEAPON SUPPORTASSEMBLIES. COMPOSITIONS IN THIS FAMILY OF MATERIALS CAN BE SPECIFICALLY FORMULATED TO YIELD NEAR-ZERO THERMAL EXPANSION IN THE SPACE ENVIRONMENT. THESE MATERIALS ARE CHEMICALLY STABLE, MECHANICALLY CRACK-FREE, STRONG AND TOUGH AND THERMALLY INVARIANT. NEAR-NET SHAPE AND SIZE FABRICATION OF CZP CERAMICS FOR PRECISION OPTICAL AND STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS IS BEING DEMONSTRATED. THERMO-MECHANICAL PERFORMANCE OF CZP OPTICAL AND STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS ARE BEING DEFINED FOR GIVEN THERMO-MECHANICAL LOADS. SYSTEMS PERFORMANCE OF CZP CERAMICS IN EXPECTED TO BE SUPERIOR TO CURRENTLY USED MATERIALS WITH REGARDS TO THERMO-MECHANICAL STABILITY, STRUCTURAL DAMPING/JITTER AND MECHANICAL INTEGRITY. WEAPON TRACKING, POINTING, TARGETING AND RETARGETING CAPABILITIES ARE EXPECTED TO BE SUPERIOR DUE TO THE ABSENCE OF A THERMAL MISMATCH BETWEEN THE PRECISION OPTICS AND THE SUPPORTING STRUCTURES.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Yogesh Mehrotra
2032615200

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Materials Technologies Corp.
57 Maryanne Dr Monroe, CT 06468

EIN/Tax ID: 061200419
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No