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HIGH PERFORMANCE POROUS MATERIALS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
1976
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1976
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Xemet, Inc.
15257 N.e. 90th Street Redmon, WA 98052
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: HIGH PERFORMANCE POROUS MATERIALS
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $499,000.00
 

Abstract:

A MODULAR APPROACH TO THE DESIGN OF A POROUS SURFACE CONSISTING OF AS MANY AS 43,776 CAPILLARIES PER SQUARE FOOT, FOR BOUNDARY LAYER CONTROL IS PROPOSED. THE ELEMENTS OF THE SURFACE COMPRISE UNIQUE STAINLESS STEEL CAPILLARY STRUCTURE INSERTS AND A RECEIVING SURFACE OF PERFORATED STAINLESS STEEL PLATE DESIGNED TO EXACTLY MATCH AND LOCK THE INSERTS IN PLACE. THE POROUS SURFACE IS STRONG, CORROSION RESISTANT AND LOW COST. FLEXIBILITY IN FLOW CHARTACTERISTICS IS ACHIEVED BY CHOICE OF THE NUMBER, DIAMETER (0.0004 INCHES TO 0.200 INCHES) AND LENGTH (UP TO 100 TIMES L/D) OF THE CAPILLARIES IN THE INSERTS AND THE ARRANGEMENT OF THE INSERTS. THE SURFACE CAN BE CONTOURED WITHOUT CAPILLARY DISTORTION USING PROPRIETARY TECHNIQUES. THE CAPILLARY INSERT FABRICATION PROCESS IS UNIQUE AND IS SUCH THAT THE COST OF THE INSERTS IS RELATIVELY INSENSITIVE TO THE NUMBER OF CAPILLARIES PER INSERT, IN DIRECT CONTRADICTION TO CONVENTIONAL HOLE MAKING PROCESSES SUCH AS DRILLING, E.B. AND LASER TECHNIQUES.

Principal Investigator:

John A Roberts
8055295216

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Xemet Inc.
7525 Bobbyboyar Ave Canoga Park, CA 91304

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