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NOVEL ACOUSTIC DAMPING MATERIALS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
10330
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10330
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 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: NOVEL ACOUSTIC DAMPING MATERIALS
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

IMPROVED MATERIALS HAVING A HIGH DAMPING CAPACITY, COMBINED WITH GOOD MECHANICAL PROPERTIES AND SUITABLE FOR STRUCTURAL USES, ARE NEEDED IN A VARIETY OF APPLICATIONS. AMONG THE AREAS IN WHICH ACOUSTIC DAMPING IS DESIRABLE ARE IMPROVING THE RESPONSE AND ACCURACY OF TRACKING, POINTING, AND GUIDANCE SYSTEMS; INCREASING "STEALTH", AS WELL AS PERSONNEL COMFORT; AND ISOLATING AND/OR PROTECTING SENSITIVE EQUIPMENT. IN THIS PHASE I PROGRAM, ULTRAMET PROPOSES TO DEVELOP AND INVESTIGATE THE POTENTIAL OF A UNIQUE NEW CLASS OF MATERIALS HAVING CONTINUOUS CERAMIC AND METAL MATRICES, FABRICATED BY INFILTRATING A METAL MATRIX INTO A RETICULATED, HIGH-MODULUS CERAMIC FOAM BY CHEMICAL VAPOR INFILTRATION (CVI), A VARIATION OF THE CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION (CVD) PROCESS. THIS INNOVATIVE MATERIAL WILL POSSES THREE-DIMENSIONAL INTERCONNECTED MATRICES OF BOTH CERAMIC AND METAL PHASES, OFFERING THE MODULUS AND DIMENSIONAL STABILITY OF A CERAMIC WITH THE FRACTURE TOUGHNESS AND FABRICABILITY OF A METAL. ADDITIONALLY, THE VAST DIFFERENCE IN ELASTIC MODULI BETWEEN THE TWO PHASES WILL PROVIDE SIGNIFICANT ACOUSTIC DAMPING CAPACITY, PARTICULARLY SUITED FOR LOW-FREQUENCY ATTENUATION. THIS STIFF, STRONG CERAMIC/METAL MATRIX COMPOSITE WILL REPRESENT A SIGNIFICANT ADVANCE OVER CURRENT TECHNOLOGY.

Principal Investigator:

Andrew J Sherman
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