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Carbon-Carbon High Melt Coating for Nozzle Extensions

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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2011 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Carbon-Carbon Advanced Technologies, Inc
4704 Eden Road Kennedale, TX 76060-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Carbon-Carbon High Melt Coating for Nozzle Extensions
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX11CA71C
Award Amount: $592,438.00


The High Melt Coating system is applied to a carbon-carbon structure and embeds HfC, ZrB2 in the outer layers. ACC High Melt builds on the time tested base material system of T-300 fibers, impregnated with phenolic resin, pyrolyzed, densified, and SiC Conversion coatedFor Phase 2, C-CAT proposes to team with Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne to fully develop High Melt into a material system that when combined with the appropriate design will produce nozzle extensions for future NASA spacecraft. PWR will supply the designs for a notional nozzle extension for a 2000 lbf LOX/LCH4 lunar descent engine and a nozzle extension for a notional lunar ascent engine sized at 5500 lbf LOX/LCH4. Objectives: C-CAT engineering will work with PWR designers to insure that the nozzle extension design for each prototype is both manufacturable and will meet the technical requirements. C-CAT engineering will design and C-CAT will fabricate lay-up tools that will take into account ply shrinkage distortion and still maintain dimensional tolerances during processing. Lay-up the nozzle extensions without defects Process each nozzle extension through pyrolysis, heat treatment and coating without defects. Apply SiC Conversion Coating to the ACC High Melt material without spalling.

Principal Investigator:

James Thompson
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

James C. Thompson
Vice President
Small Business Information at Submission:

Carbon-Carbon Advanced Technologies, Inc.
4704 Eden Road Kennedale, TX 76060-6800

EIN/Tax ID: 752181484
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No