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CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITE HYPERSONIC ENGINE STRUCTURES

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
12072
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12072
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
REFRACTORY COMPOSITES, INC.
107 N. Langley Rd. Glen Burnie, MD 21060
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITE HYPERSONIC ENGINE STRUCTURES
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
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 CORROSION/EMBRITTLEMENT RISK AND GREATER ACOUSTIC DAMPING CAPABILITY. HYDROGEN FUEL WILL BE UTILIZED EXTENSIVELY FOR COOLING AVIONICS AND STRUCTURES IN ADVANCED BY PERSONIC VEHICLES. ADVANCED COMPOSITES WITH INTREGAL COOLANT PASSAGES POTENTIALLY REDUCED HYDROGEN CONSUMPTION FOR COOLING PURPOSES BY USING WARM HYDROGEN (1400-1600 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT) FOR COOLING THE CMC STRUCTURES TO (2200-2400 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT). THIS COOLANT WOULD OTHERWISE BE EXTENDED FROM A COOLANT USE CAPABILITY AND ACCORDINGLY MORE HYDROGEN WOULD BE CONSUMED. INITIAL COOLED CMC PANEL DEVELOPMENT WILL BE INITIALIZED.

Principal Investigator:

Edward L. Paquette
V.p. R & D
2136988061

Business Contact:

John j. gallogly
CHIEF FIANACIAL OFFICER
2136988061
Small Business Information at Submission:

Refractory Composites, Inc.
12220-a Rivera Road Whittier, CA 90606

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