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Low-Cost Carbon/Carbon Structures for Advanced Hot Section Components, Phase II

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
44453
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
99PRK-086
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ultramet
12173 Montague Street Pacoima, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Low-Cost Carbon/Carbon Structures for Advanced Hot Section Components, Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F04611-01-C-0026
Award Amount: $748,458.00
 

Abstract:

The well-established high temperature strength, low density, and mechanical and thermal shock-resistance of carbon/carbon composites represent perhaps the most appealing combination of properties exhibited by any ceramic or metallic material currentlyunder consideration for advanced aircraft engine and airframe structures. The shortcomings of c/c are aslo will known, namely the inabiliity of current coatings to provide effective oxidation protection for c/c over a broad operational range, and highfabrication cost. in Phase I, Ultramet demonstrated the feasibility of a performance - and cost-effective c/c composite by combining an innovative and highly refractory dual - layer coating system with a rapidly densified c/c composite developed by the AirForce Research Laboratory(AFRL), Propulsion Directorate. In phase II, Ultramet proposes the rapid optimization of this technology for direct integration into aerospace structures currently under development. This goal will be accomplished by teaming with three leading aerospacecompanies, all potential Phase III (commercialization) partners with specific, identified components that will greatly benefit from the proposed technology. The companies, and their components of interest, are the Chemical Systems Division (CSD) of Pratt &Whitney for solid rocket motor (SRM) throats, the Rocketdyne Division of Boeing North American for lightweight upper-stage nozzles, and Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) for scramjet components under development in the Air Force HypersonicTechnology (HyTech) program. All three companies will provide component testing at no cost.

Principal Investigator:

Brian Williams
Sr. Project Engineer
8188990236
brian.williams@ultramet.com

Business Contact:

Craig Ward
Technical Administrative
8188990236
craig.ward@ultramet.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ULTRAMET
12173 Montague Street Pacoima, CA 91331

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