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Company Information:

Company Name: REFRACTORY COMPOSITES, INC.
City: Glen Burnie
State: MD
Zip+4: 21060
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (410) 768-2490

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,068,300.00 32
SBIR Phase II $3,903,882.00 7

Award List:

TAILORABLE HIGH THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY CTE MATCHED COMPOSITE CERAMIC CIRCUIT BOARDS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Edward l paquette
Award Amount: $49,914.00
Abstract:
This phase i program will demonstrate the technical viability of designing and manufacturing integrated ceramic matrix composite circuit boards for a variety of electronic devices including (high power [25-50w] high density [300 - 500 leads]). graphite fiber reinforced cvi ceramic matrix composite… More

HAFNIUM DIBORIDE MATRIX CERAMIC COMPOSITES FOR HYPERSONIC LEADING EDGE STRUCTURES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Edward l paquette
Award Amount: $38,475.00
Abstract:
Refractory composites, inc. proposes to chemically vapor infiltrate hfb2 into a graphite fiber structure. initial process evaluation trials will be followed by flat laminate and for .030 inch radius edges, folded laminate construction utilizing fmi's 3 micron graphite fiber in the form of 2d cloth.… More

HIGH CHAR YIELD POLYMER MATRIX COMPOSITES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: E l paquette
Award Amount: $49,885.00
Abstract:
State-of-the-art carbon-carbon composite processing generally employs pyrolized phenolic, fuferal, pitch or combinations of these materials as matrix materials. because the char yield is in the 50% range, multiple impregnation and processing steps are required. additionally, the high volatile… More

CERAMIC COMPOSITE FASTENERS WITH METALLIC THREAD ZONES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: E L Ted Paquette
Award Amount: $49,477.00
Abstract:
Rci proposes to combine refractory metal cvd technologies and cvi ceramic and carbon-carbon composite technologies to produce small diameter fasteners with metallic thread zones. these fasteners are expected to be principally used in hot composite to cooled metal structure attachments where the… More

CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITE HYPERSONIC ENGINE STRUCTURES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Edward L. Paquette , V.p. R & D
Award Amount: $49,927.00
Abstract:
Advanced composites based on ceramic or carbon matrices are candidates for hot engine wall structures. the higher mean operating temperatures of these composites relative to metallic wall results in reduced coolant (fuel) consumption as well as reduced weight, reduced hydrogen… More

HIGH TEMPERATURE COMPOSITE HOT HYDROGEN CONTROL VALVE DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Edward L Paquette
Award Amount: $49,834.00
Abstract:
Ceramic composites presently demonstrate good mechanical properties at temperatures below 2100 deg f without degradation and low thermal conductivity without sacrificing thermal shock tolerance. these factors combined with low density and low thermal expansion characteristics make these materials an… More

ADVANCED SOLIDS DIVERT PROPULSION TECHNOLOGY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: E L Ted Paquette
Award Amount: $49,530.00
Abstract:
Refractory composites, inc. proposes to utilize chemical vapor infiltration technology to produce graphite reinforced hafnium carbide composite nozzles for evaluation as an improved material over carbon/carbon in leap divert systems. a divert nozzle will be tested by thiokol, elkton at conditions… More

VARIABLE POROSITY RADIANT BURNER CONCEPT/DEMONSTRATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Marc Simpson
Award Amount: $49,459.00
Abstract:
A variable porosity silicon carbide ceramic foam is developed for burning of fossil fuels. the concept employs bilayered radiant burner observed subsurface low nox combustion results and analytical modelling of porous radiant burners to design a new material concept. based on projected performance… More

MIXED HAFNIUM-TANTALUM CARBIDE ROCKET THRUSTER DEVELOPMENT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,300.00
Abstract:
Recent air force-funded, arc-jet materials testing has demonstrated that a mixed hfc-tac composite ceramic material exhibits the lowest mass loss of any material tested, including hafnium carbide and hafnium diboride ceramic composites. a hydrogen-oxygen propellant rocket thruster, based on the… More

LOW COST ROCKET THRUSTERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Edward Paquette
Award Amount: $60,267.00
Abstract:
Refractory Composites, Inc. (RCI) proposes to merge innovations in ceramic matrix processing technologies and anvances in fiber weaving technologies to produce dramatic reductions in fabrication costs for ceramic composite rocket thrusters. The superior mass, operating temperature and lifetime of… More

Advanced Solar Rocket Receiver

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Edward L. Paquette
Award Amount: $79,197.00
Abstract:
Refractory Concepts Incorporated proposes an advanced solar rocket receiver concept that overcomes propulsive fluid pressure/nozzle expansion ratios through a combination of carbon-carbon composites and refractory metal fluid liner structures. The proposed design overcomes structural limitations,… More

Hafnium-Carbide-Lined Thrusters for Chlorine-Pentafluoride Propellant Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Edward L. Paquette
Award Amount: $68,647.00
Abstract:
The ClF5 Hydrazine propellant system holds out the promise of dramatic impulse improvement over MMH-N2O4 conventional storage bipropellants. Engine testing to date has shown that carbon/carbon thrust chambers suffer relatively high throat erosion rates (1/2-1 mil/second). For NASA missions such as… More

Ceramic Matrix Composite Recuperators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Edward L. (ted) Paquette
Award Amount: $69,964.00
Abstract:
Refractory Composites, Inc. proposes to develop a ceramic matrix composite recuperator for gas turbine engines that has the potential to help raise current recuperated gas turbine efficiencies from the 30% range to near 40%. Thermal efficiencies in the 40% range would make gas turbines comparable… More

Cost Effective Ceramic and Organic Composite Fasteners

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Edward L. Paquette
Award Amount: $76,373.00
Abstract:
Until recently, organic composite and ceramic composite attachment devices were extremely expensive one-of-a kind research articles. Unit fabrication costs in excess of $2000 per fastener for ceramic composite fasteners was not unusual for the first generation CMC fasteners developed under the NASP… More

Improved Iridium Chemical-Vapor-Deposition For Rocket Thrusters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: E.l. "ted" Paquette , President
Award Amount: $69,216.00

Low Cost Precious Metal Rocket Engine Coatings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Frederick S. Lauten
Award Amount: $60,000.00
Abstract:
Refractory Composites, Inc. has developed an organometallic chemical vapor deposition process for an oxidation resistant long life precious metal coating suitable for rocket engine application and a number of related hot long life aerospace applications. The proposed Phase I program seeks to exploit… More

REGENERATIVELY COOLED C/SIC ROCKET COMBUSTORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Edward L. Paquette , President
Award Amount: $69,850.00

Ceramic Composite Air Cooled Clutch Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Edward L. Paquette
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Refractory Composites, Inc. (RCI) proposes to develop air cooled clutch friction materials based on SiC composites. These materials possess higher friction factors that SOA carbon-carbon friction materials and can be operated at higher peak temperatures without oxidative damage. Consequently,… More

Improved Iridium Chemical-Vapor-Deposition For Rocket Thrusters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: E.l. "ted" Paquette , President
Award Amount: $579,903.00

Helium Cooled CMC First Wall Structure

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mr. Edward L. Paquette , President
Award Amount: $74,744.00
Abstract:
50567-98-I Helium Cooled CMC First Wall Structure--Refractory Composites, Inc., 107 North Langley Road, Glen Burnie, MD 21060-6538; (410) 768-2490 Mr. Edward L. Paquette, Principal Investigator Mr. Edward L. Paquette, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG02-98ER82718 Amount: $74,744 Fusion… More

Ceramic Composites Regeneratively Cooled Rocket Engine Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Frederick S. Lauten, Ph.d
Award Amount: $99,675.00
Abstract:
Recently Refractory Composites, Inc. (RCI) successfully demonstrated a new class of materials, actively cooled ceramic composites. RCI proposes to extend this technology to Refeneratively Cooded C/SiC composites for rocket engine hot section components such as combusters and nozzles. In order to… More

Bonding of SiC CMCs to Superalloy Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Frederick S. Lauten, Ph.d
Award Amount: $69,000.00
Abstract:
Many within the Navy and industry believe CMC technologies are at a stage of development ready for insertion into turbine powerplants. As a designer and fabricator of CMC components, Refractory Composites, Inc. (RCI) agrees that SiC CMC materials and fabrication technologies are of the maturity… More

Low Cost, Light Weight CMC Rocket Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $69,734.00

Development of a SiC/SiC Ceramic Composite Combustion Liner and Other Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $58,430.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $490,908.00

Ceramic Composites for Combined Cycle Propulsion Designs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Frederick S. Lauten, PhD, Senior Project Engineer
Award Amount: $69,730.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Frederick S. Lauten, PhD, Senior Project Engineer
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Frederick S. Lauten, PhD, Senior Project Engineer
Award Amount: $598,651.00

Advanced CMC Interface and Matrix Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Paul Chayka, Consultant
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Advanced rocket and airbreathing engine technologies suitable for Generation 2 and 3 space access vehicles will require composite materials capable of tolerating moist oxidizing high pressure combustion atmospheres resulting in composite surface temperatures in excess of 1950 Celsius. Furthermore,… More

2D/3D Hybrid Composite Structure Integration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Edward Paquette, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Composite structures with complex curvature and reinforcement features frequently require assembly of 2D laminate and 3D woven structures to effect the appropriate load transfer. A very limited range of assembly methods has been available to date. RCI has developed an assembly concept that promises… More

Lift Fan Clutch Plate Material

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Edward L. Paquette, President & General Manag
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
RCI has already developed developed friction materials that exhibit superior wear properties relative to the baseline JSF C/C clutch. Further improvements in wear, coefficient of friction and related properties are proposed. An advanced CMC clutch hasthe potential of reducing wear by 50% or… More

Lift Fan Clutch Plate Material

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Edward L. Paquette, President & General Manag
Award Amount: $749,907.00
Abstract:
RCI will scale up the low wear, high friction factor candidate clutch materials from Phase I to full scale JSF clutch disk size and perform several material optimization development cycles using full scale, full speed dynamometer testing and post test profilometry and SEM/EDS analyses. … More

Innovative Heat Management Schemes for Hypersonic Aircraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John Scott, Sr. Project Engineer
Award Amount: $78,042.00
Abstract:
RCI's embedded tube cooled CMC technologies will form a critical design element in reducing Mach 6 to Mach 7 hydrocarbon fueled scramjet thermal management challenges. Higher hot face temperatures, innovative heat rejection system designs will all be used to minimize fuel cooling load and extend… More

High Silicon Content BN Fiber Interface Technology for CMCs

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Zhengmao, Senior Project Engineer
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
RCI has demonstrated a pre-ceramic polymer process approach that produces uniform thin (1 micron) coatings with tailorable silicon to boron (nitrides) content. SiBN interfaces with high silicon content and thermally stable morphology that can be economically applied to fiber preforms are of great… More

STOVL Clutch Materials for Uprated Thrust Capability

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ted Paquette, President & General Manager
Award Amount: $99,630.00
Abstract:
RCI has developed new composite process and constituent technologies in fiber, preform architecture, interfaces and matrix elements that when combined will result in friction materials for JSF clutch application that will not only meet the performance and life objectives of the current clutch system… More

High Temperature Heat Recovery Integrated Gassification Combined Cycle

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Edward L. Paquette, Mr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
High Temperature Heat Recovery units in Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) systems are exposed to hot-ash-laden syngas, which typically flows through the tubeside of a shell-and-tube heat exchanger. However, the ash in these systems adheres to the metallic tube surfaces, reducing heat… More

Cooled CMC Scramjet Engine Flowpath Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Edward L., President
Award Amount: $746,318.00
Abstract:
Refractory Composites, Inc. has completed a Phase I effort in which scramjet flowpath design for cooled CMC components was evaluated. Thermostructural design, vehicle flight performance and key technical risks such as hot gas leakage, fuel injector thermal coking, long term tactical missile… More

Liftfan Clutch Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Edward L. Paquette, President
Award Amount: $639,333.00
Abstract:
RCI has developed one JSF clutch friction material system whose performance exceeds by more than 50%, the original JSF design goal for total engagements. This wear life is a factor of 3 to 4 times the current C/C clutch material being used for the STOVL version of JSF (F-35B). The experimental… More

Liftfan Clutch Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Edward L. Paquette, President
Award Amount: $98,862.00
Abstract:
RCI has developed one JSF clutch friction material system whose performance exceeds by more than 50%, the original JSF design goal for total engagements. This wear life is a factor of 3 to 4 times the current C/C clutch material being used for the STOVL version of JSF (F-35B). The experimental… More