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Rapid, Low-Cost Processing of Continuous Fiber-Reinforced Ceramic Composites

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
57924
Program Year/Program:
2002 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
0132134
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Thor Technologies, Inc.
3013 Aztec Road NE Albuquerque, NM -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Rapid, Low-Cost Processing of Continuous Fiber-Reinforced Ceramic Composites
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0132134
Award Amount: $0.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II Project will validate the polymer infiltration/microwave pyrolysis (PIMP) process and ceramic product whose feasibility was demonstrated in Phase I. The Phase I project demonstrated a reduction in pyrolysis time of greater than 90%; the Phase II project will confirm a corresponding cost reduction. During the Phase I, a strategic partnership with a major original equipment manufacturer (OEM) was established. The Phase II project will refine the process to produce ceramic parts for a specific commercial application, and will validate the weight and performance enhancements projected in Phase I. The PIMP process will be expanded to the pilot plant scale, and with the collaboration of the OEM and a business development specialist.

Principal Investigator:

Stuart Schwab
5053488797
stschwab@thortech.biz

Business Contact:

Stuart T. Schwab
President
stschwab@twrol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Thor Technologies, Inc.
P.O. Box 5188 Kirtland AFB Albuquerque, NM 87185

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Albuquerque, NM 88542
Contact: Joel Katz
Contact Phone: (505) 665-1424
RI Type: Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)