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LOW-COST PRODUCTION OF BORON CARBIDE POWDER AND CERAMIC

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
5688
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
5688
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
CRYSTAL RESEARCH
9112 TUCKER RD SE OLYMPIA, WA 98513
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: LOW-COST PRODUCTION OF BORON CARBIDE POWDER AND CERAMIC
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,885.00
 

Abstract:

AS STATED IN THE TOPIC DESCRIPTION, THE ARMY IS IN NEED OF LOW-COST HIGH-PERFORMANCE CERAMIC ARMOR. THE BEST ARMOR CERAMIC, BORON CARBIDE, IS CURRENTLY EXPENSIVE BECAUSE OF BOTH THE HIGH PRICE OF THE POWDERED STARTING MATERIAL AND THE HIGH FABRICATION COST BECAUSE OF THE CURRENT HIGH TEMPERATURE AND PRESSURE REQUIRED FOR HOT PRESSING. WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP A NOVEL SYNTHESIS APPROACH FOR THE PRODUCTION OF REACTIVE SUBMICRON BORON CARBIDE POWDER, AT SUBSTANTIALLY LOWER COST THAN IS PRESENTLY POSSIBLE, WHICH CAN BE ECONOMICALLY FABRICATED AT LOWER TEMPERATURES AND PRESSURES THAN ARE CURRENTLY NECESSARY.

Principal Investigator:

Paul j shlichta
8183543339

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Crystal Research
1441 Sunnyside Ter San Pedro, CA 90732

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