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Carbon Nanotube (CNT) and Carbon Fiber Reinforced SiC Optical Components

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
115237
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
S2.04
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
M CUBED TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
1 Tralee Industrial Park Newark, DE -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Carbon Nanotube (CNT) and Carbon Fiber Reinforced SiC Optical Components
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX12CF47P
Award Amount: $124,854.00
 

Abstract:

M Cubed has developed and patented technology to make carbon fiber reinforced SiC composites and components. In addition, the feasibility of doubling the toughness of SiC with carbon nanotube (CNT) reinforcement has been proven. In this program, M Cubed will demonstrate further innovative modifications of the above technology to make extremely lightweight, high toughness, low CTE optical components. In particular, 0.25 m and 0.5m lightweighted spherical mirror substrates will be fabricated, coated, finished and delivered to NASA for characterization (including cryogenic testing. A path will be outlined to take the technology to 1-2m class mirror in Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

Prashant Karandikar
Principal Investigator
3024548600
karandikar@mmmt.com

Business Contact:

Prashant Karandikar
Director of R&D
3024548600
karandikar@mmmt.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

M Cubed Technologies, Inc.
1 Tralee Industrial Park Newark, DE -

EIN/Tax ID: 510347782
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No