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Rapid prototyping of polar-weave CMC blisks for rocket engine turbopumps

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
51947
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
NASA1225
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ADVANCED CERAMICS RESEARCH, INC.
3292 E. Hemisphere Loop Tucson, AZ 85706
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Rapid prototyping of polar-weave CMC blisks for rocket engine turbopumps
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

The realization of future space transportation systems and hypersonic aircraft will need the use of ceramic matrix composites that are economical and can withstand high thermomechanical and aerodynamical loads. Advanced Ceramics Research, Inc. (ACR) has recently developed a rapid prototyping process for its patented C3 continuous fiber reinforced ceramic composites for high temperature applications. The process is simple, robust and is widely applicable to a number of CMC materials. In the proposed Phase I program, ACR proposes to leverage this rapid prototyping approach for CMC¿s to produce fully dense lightweight turbomachinery components having capability to operate in hot hydrogen and oxygen environments. The process after scale-up will be capable of producing uniform densities in thick CMC components.

Principal Investigator:

Ranji Vaidyanathan
Manager, Advanced Materials
5204346392
r.vaidyanathan@acrtucson.com

Business Contact:

Brett E. Waldo
Controller
5205736300
a.mulligan@acrtucson.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Ceramics Research, Inc.
3292 E. Hemisphere Loop Tucson, AZ 85706

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