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TOUGHENED LOW PERMEABILITY C-SIC ROCKET THRUSTER

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
25608
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
25608
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ceramic Composites, Inc.
133 Defense Highway, Suite 212 Annapolis, MD 21401-8907
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: TOUGHENED LOW PERMEABILITY C-SIC ROCKET THRUSTER
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $54,094.00
 

Abstract:

Ceramin Composites is please to propose an innovative ceramic composite sheath-monolithic ceramic concept that offers the potential for a tough, low permeability rocket thruster. A previous Phase I SBIR program demonstrated that exceptional damage tolerance and strength improvements could be achieved by bonding a thin SiC/SiC composite skin (0.5mm) to a 3mm monolithic Reaction Bonded Silicon Nitride (RBSN) core. An equally exciting result was the discovery that sandwich beam mechanics theory could be used to predict the failure loads. A systematic fabrication approach is outlined for a 5 lbf C fiber SiC composite-monolithic SiC rocket thruster. Bonding a thin C fiber reinforced SiC skin to a tough SiC internal shell could enable diver propulsion thrust to avoid effusion leakage at chamber pressures previously not attainable.

Principal Investigator:

John Hanigofsky
3012618373

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ceramic Composites, Inc.
133 Defense Highway, Suite 212 Annapolis, MD 21401

EIN/Tax ID: 521740350
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No