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Diboride Composites Reinforced with Silicon-Carbide Platelets

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
22787
Program Year/Program:
1995 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
22787
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
White Materials Engineering
Ashton Parkway Cumberland, RI 02864
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1995
Title: Diboride Composites Reinforced with Silicon-Carbide Platelets
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $598,661.00
 

Abstract:

The addition of Sic Platelets to selected diboride material systems offers the possibilities of increased toughness and improved Thermal protection. The innovative use of single crystal silicon carbide platelets with their highly reflective crystalographic planes, could lead to increased hot wall heat fluxes due to increased reflectivity of the platelets versus the normal particulate. In addition to increased thermal performance, one would anticipate an improvement in the fracture toughness of a platelet reinforced composite over the normal particulate material due to beneficial crack tip deflection. A series of materials and processing techniques will be employed to produce test coupons for mechanical and arc jet testing. Assumming success, a number of devices such as leading edges, injectors, heat exchangers, and sensors could be manufactured under a Phase 2 project.

Principal Investigator:

Michael J. White
4013330957

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

White Materials Engineering
Ashton Parkway Cumberland, RI 02864

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