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OXIDATION PROTECTION OF CARBON COMPOSITES TO 3500F AND HIGHER

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
4536
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4536
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ultramet
12173 Montague Street Pacoima, CA 91331-2210
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: OXIDATION PROTECTION OF CARBON COMPOSITES TO 3500F AND HIGHER
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

A REAL NEED EXISTS IN BOTH THE MILITARY AND COMMERCIAL ARENAS FOR A RELIABLE OXIDATION PROTECTIVE MATERIAL FOR CARBON COMPOSITES TO 3500F. LEADING RESEARCHERS HAVE PREDICTED THAT A MIXTURE OF SIC AND HFC OR ZRC SHOULD BE GOOD CANDIDATE MATERIAL. BUT THEIR EXPERIMENTAL EFFORTS HAVE PRODUCED MIXED RESULTS; BOTH GOOD AND BAD AND NONREPEATABLE. NO SATISFATORY EXPLANATION WAS ACHIEVED. THE TECHNICAL STAFF AT ULTRAMET AGREES THAT THE SIC/HFC (OR ZRC) SYSTEM SHOULD HAVE A HIGH PROBABILITY OF SUCCESS. IN ANALYZING THE PREVIOUS RESULTS, WE FEEL THAT THE LIKELY EXPLANATION FOR THE PAST FAILURE AND NONREPEATABILITY WAS OVERLOOKED. IN THIS EFFORT ULTRAMET PROPOSES TO INVESTIGATE ITS THEORY (DESCRIBED WITHIN) AND DEMONSTRATE THAT A SIC/HFC (OR ZRC) MIXTURE CAN BE DEPOSITED BY CVD TO PRODUCE RELIABLE, OXIDATION RESISTANT COATINGS TO 3500F. DUE TO THE UNIQUE AND UNPARALLELED TECHNICAL STAFF ASSEMBLED AT ULTRAMET, WE FEEL THAT THIS PROGRAM HAS A HIGH PROBABILITY OF SUCCESS.

Principal Investigator:

Robert A. Holzl
8188990236

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ultramet
12173 Montague St. Pacoima, CA 91331

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