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CARBON-CARBON COMPOSITES TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
4231
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4231
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 COMPOSITES TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,999.00
 

Abstract:

SEVERAL GOVERNMENT ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS (ELITE, TAV, BGV), ETC.) ARE PROPOSING SYSTEMS WHICH REQUIRE STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS CAPABLE OF SUSTAINING OPERATIONAL LOADS AT EXPOSURE TEMPERATURES OF 3000 DEG F AND HIGHER. THE MOST PROMISING MATERIAL SOLUTION FOR THESE HOT STRUCTURE APPLICATIONS IS COMPOSITE CARBON-CARBON. THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICATION OF THIS CLASS OF MATERIALS HAS BEEN WELL DEMONSTRATED BY EXAMPLES SUCH AS SPACE SHUTTLE, ROCKET NOZZLE THROATS AND EXIT CNES, JET ENGINE AFTERBURNER SECTIONS AND GAS TURBINE ENGINE COMPONENTS. HOWEVER, TWO MAJOR MATERIAL DEFICIENCIES EXIST; LOW MATRIX MECHANICAL PROPERTIES (INTERLAMINAR SHEAR AND CROSS-PLY TENSILE STRENGTHS AND STIFFNESSES) AND COATING COMPATIBILITY (OXIDATION PROTECTION). PDA ENGINEERING PROPOSES A NEW MATERIAL DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION PROGRAM THAT WILL ATTEMPT TO TOUGHEN THE COATING AGAINST THERMAL CYCLE CRACK PROPAGATION WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY IMPROVING THE SUBSTRATE MATRIX PROPERTIES.

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