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CARBON CARBON COMPOSITE STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
4230
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4230
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Pda Engineering
2975 Redhill Avenue Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: CARBON CARBON COMPOSITE STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,935.00
 

Abstract:

SEVERAL GOVERNMENT ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS (TAV, BVG, ELITE, ETC.) HAVE PROPOSED SYSTEMS WHICH REQUIRE "HOT" STRUCTURES, CAPABLE OF SUSTAINING OPERATIONAL LOADS AT EXPOSURE TEMPERATURES OF 2500 DEG F AND HIGHER. THE MOST PROMISING MATERIAL CANDIDATE FOR THESE HOT STRUCTURE APPLICATIONS IS COMPOSITE CARBON-CARBON. THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICATION OF CARBON-CARBON COMPOSITES TO THE SOLUTION OF HIGH TEMPERATURE STRUCTURE PROBLEMS HAS BEEN WELL DEMONSTRATED BY EXAMPLES SUCH AS SPACE SHUTTLE, ROCKET NOZZLE EXIT CONES, JET ENGINE AFTER BURNER SECTIONS, AND GAS TURBINE ENGINE ROTORS. SIMILARLY, ADVANCED HYPERSONIC MISSILE AIRFRAME STRUCTURES ARE EXPECTED TO CONSIST OF COMPLEX STRUCTUREAL ASSEMBLIES JOINED TOGETHER TO FORM A SINGLE UNIT CAPABLE OF SUPPORTING THE VARIOUS FUNCTIONAL SUBSYSTEMS AND PAYLOAD. CONVENTIONAL JOINING AND ATTACHMENT METHODS (METAL FASTENERS, ADHESIVES, ETC.) CANNOT BE USED AT THESE EXTREME TEMPERATURES. PDA ENGINEERING PROPOSES TO DEFINE AND ANALYTICALLY ASSES FEASIBLE COMPOSITE CARBON-CARBON STRUCTURAL JOINING METHODS FOR TYPICAL MISSILE AIRFRAME STRUCTURES. PDA WILL USE ITS EXTENSIVE CARBON-CARBON COMPOSITE DESIGN EXPERIENCE AND MATERIAL DATA BASE AND ITS THREE DIMENSIONAL (3D) ANISOTROPIC COMPOSITE ANALYSIS CAPABILITIES TO DEFINE AND ASSESS CANDIDATE JOINING METHODS. A DETAILED PHASE II TEST PLAN (LOW AND HIGH TEMPERATURE TESTING) WILL BE DEFINED TO VALIDATE THE PHASE I DESIGN CONCEPTS.

Principal Investigator:

T e mack
7145562800

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Pda Engineering
1560 Brookhollow Dr Santa Ana, CA 92705

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